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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS 

WM. J. HARRIS, Director 



TELEPHONES AND TELEGRAPHS 

AND 

MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC FIRE-ALARM AND 
POLICE-PATROL SIGNALING SYSTEMS 



1912 




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CONTENTS. 



TELEPHONES. 

Chapter I.— INTRODUCTION. 

Page. 

General description of the census of telephones 9 

Period covered 10 

Unit of enumeration 10 

Limitations of the statistics lo 

Chapter II.— DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRY. 

Summary for 1912 12 

Comparison with previous censuses 12 

Telephone and telegraph systems 13 

States and geographic divisions 14 

Chapter III.— EQUIPMENT AND TRAFFIC. 

Nature of equipment 21 

Miles of wire 21 

Number of telephones 25 

Rural telephones 27 

Number of central offices or exchanges 30 

Messages or talks 30 

Traffic and population 33 

Chapter IV.— COMPARISON OF BELL AND OTHER SYSTEMS. 

Companies for which statistics are compared 34 

Telephones connected with the Bell system 37 

Exchange and toll circuits 38 

Messages or talks : 38 

Comparative summary 39 

Public exchanges 39 

Private-branch exchanges 41 

Chapter V.— FINANCIAL STATISTICS. 

Character of the statistics 42 

Comparison with prior censuses 42 

Capitalization 42 

Capital stock and funded debt 43 

Dividends and interest payments 44 

Income and expenses 45 

Taxes 46 

Relation of traffic to income and expense 4G 

Balance sheet 47 

Assets 47 

Liabilities 47 

Employees, salaries, and wages 48 

Chapter VI.— TELEPHONE EXCHANGE RATES. 

Index to cities of the United States for which rate schedules are given 51 

Telephone rate schedules 53-15fi 

MAPS AND DIAGRAMS. 

Diagram 1. — All systems and lines — Number of telephones and miles of wire, by geographic divisions, ranked according to miles of 

wire: 1912, 1907, and 1902 18 

Diagram 2. — All systems and lines — Number of telephones and miles of wire, by states, ranked according to miles ©f wire: 1912. 

1907, and 1902 19 

Maps showing average population per telephone and average number of messages per capita: 1912, 1907, and 1902 20 

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4 CONTENTS. 

TELEGRAPHS. 

Introduction 159 

Combined land and ocean telegraphs 159 

Land telegraphs - 159 

Commercial systems ■ 159 

Train dispatching by telephone 163 

Governmental telegraphs and telephones 163 

Porto Rico 164 

Washington-Alaska military cable and telegraph system 164 

Philippine Islands 164 

Military lines in the United States 164 

Weather Bureau 164 

Ocean cable telegraphs 165 

Commercial systems 165 

Governmental cables 166 

Wireless telegraphs, or radiotelegraphy 166 

Commercial systems 166 

Railway wireless - 167 

Governmental wireless 168 

Panama Canal Zone 168 

Alaska 168 

Philippine Islands 168 

Naval stations 168 

The Arlington station 168 

Other governmental radio stations 168 

MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC FIRE-ALARM AND POLICE-PATROL SIGNALING 

SYSTEMS. 

Scope of the inquiry 171 

Combined fire-alarm and police-patrol signaling systems 171 

Methods of administration 172 

Fire-alarm and police-patrol systems in municipalities: 1912 172 

Underground wire 189 

Fire alarms, fire loss, assessed valuation, and insurance 191 

APPENDICES. 

Appendix A. — Schedules — Telephones, Telegraphs, and Municipal Electric Fire-alarm and Police-patrol Signaling Systems 197 

Appendix B. — Instructions to special agents 205 



LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL. 



DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, 

Bureau of the Census, 
Washington, D. C, October 15, 1914. 
Sir: 

I have the honor to transmit herewith the report on the census of telephones, telegraphs, and municipal 
electric fire-alarm and poHce-patrol signaling systems for 1912. 

This is the second report on these industries that has been prepared in conformity with the requirements 
of the act of Congress of June 7, 1906. The canvass for the collection of these statistics was started early in 
April, 1913. It generally requires about a year to coUect satisfactory reports from all estabhshments covered 
by a census of this character. The field work for this census, however, was completed by the middle of October, 
1913. The United States totals were pubhshed in January and February, 1914. A preliminary bulletin was 
published during June, 1914, which presented the principal data in regard to each branch of the census in each 
state. The results were made pubHc at an earlier date than they were published for preceding censuses. It was 
not thought essential, therefore, to hasten the pubUcation of the final report transmitted herewith, and only a 
limited force was employed in its preparation. 

The various telephone and telegraph companies cooperated with the Bureau of the Census in devising the 
forms of the schedules used in the collection of these statistics. At prior censuses the office experienced con- 
siderable difficulty in securing complete reports from a number of companies. No difficulties of this character 
were encountered during the census of 1912, and I feel that this willingness on the part of the companies to 
furnish the information was due very largely to securing their cooperation through their associations. 

The statistics were collected and the report prepared under the supervision of Mr. WiUiam M. Steuart, 
chief statistician for manufactures. 

Acknowledgment should also be made of the services of Mr. Jolm W. Curry and Mr. W. A. Countryman, 
who assisted in the preparation of the text and analytical tables. 
Respectfully, 



To Hon. William C. Redfield, 

Secretar'-y of Commerce. 




Director of the Census. 



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TELEPHONES 



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TELEPHONES. 



CHAPTEE I. 
INTRODUCTION, 



Oeneral description of the census of telephones. — The 
census of telephones is taken every fifth year, and thus 
far three enumerations have been made, covering the 
years 1902, 1907, and 1912, This report presents de- 
tailed statistics for 1912 and comparative figures for 
the two earlier years. Each census has covered all 
pubUc telephone systems and lines that were operated 
during all or any part of the year to which it related. 
None of the censuses, however, include statistics for 
private telephone lines used exclusively for commu- 
nication between different rooms or departments of 
manufacturing or mercantile establishments, hotels, 
or private residences; nor do they include statistics 
for systems operated by Federal, state, or municipal 
governments for communication between different 
bureaus or offices. A number of steam and electric 
railroads operate telephone fines for the conduct of 
then- business, but such lines were omitted from the 
census of telephones because they were not operated 
for the accommodation of the general public. Data 
relating to train dispatching by telephone are included 
in the section on Telegraphs (p. 163). 

The census of telephones is confined to continental 
United States, and therefore does not include Alaska, 
Hawaii, Porto Rico, the Philippine Islands, or the 
Panama Canal Zone. 

Statistics of governmental telephones are given in 
connection with those for governmental telegraphs, 
in the section on Telegraphs (p. 163). 

The reports of the regular decennial censuses of 
1880 and 1890 contained statistics for the telephone 
industry, and the figures for those years are placed in 
comparison with the data for the last three censuses, 
although the prevailing conditions and the methods 
employed differed in many important respects from 
those pertaining to the censuses of 1902, 1907, and 
1912. 

The number of telephones and miles of wire are the 
only statistics concerning the small telephone systems 
and farmer or rural fines that can be collected with 
any degree of accuracy. It was necessary, therefore, 
to establish a fine of separation between the companies 
for which detailed statistics concerning employees, 
financial transactions, and equipment would be col- 
lected and those for which only the number of tele- 
phones and miles of wire would be secured. At the 
census of 1902 an attempt was made to collect com- 



plete statistics for aU farmer or rural lines that oper- 
ated switchboards, without regard to size or amount 
of business. The fact that a switchboard was oper- 
ated was, however, found to be of but fittle assistance 
in estabfishing the fine of separation, and a different 
policy was adopted at the census of 1907. At that 
census complete statistics were not secured for the 
farmer or rural lines operated on a combined mutual 
and revenue basis if the combined income and assess- 
ments for the full census year amounted to less than 
$1,000, nor for small systems owned by individuals 
or firms and apparently operated for revenue but 
having an income of less than $500 for the year. 

The experience at the censuses of 1902 and 1907 
demonstrated the fact that it was impossible to collect 
statistics concerning the financial transactions of the 
small commercial or mutual systems or the rural fines. 
Some of the small companies keep no books of accounts 
and their employees do not devote their entire time to 
the telephone business. In many cases it was diflicult 
to locate any person who had enough famifiarity with 
the fine to give even an estimate of the statistics 
required. 

Under these conditions it was determitied at the 
census of 1912 to limit the detailed statistics to com- 
panies that had an annual gross income of $5,000 or 
more. The companies, systems, or lines that had an 
annual income of less than this amount were required 
to report only the miles of wire and number of tele- 
phones. Therefore the statistics are presented sepa- 
rately for these two classes, but combinations are made 
when it is necessary to show the total miles of wire and 
number of telephones for aU companies and systems. 

The telephone industry is pecufiar in that one com- 
pany, the American Telephone & Telegraph Co., and 
its associated companies, known as the Bell Telephone 
System, control such a large proportion of the wire 
and telephones. The company collected and com- 
piled the statistics for its 176 subsidiary companies, 
including its long-distance service. It furnished the 
totals for the United States and separate figures for 
each state for the miles of wire, telephones, number of 
public and private-branch exchanges, and number of 
messages or talks. 

The telephone companies or systems that had an 
amiual income of $5,000 or more are well known, and 
their names and addresses could be easily ascertained. 

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TELEPHONES. 



Many of the smaller systems, however, and especially 
the farmer or rural lines, have no distinctive names and 
it was very difficult to locate them. Every source of 
information was utilized to obtain a coniplete hst for 
the canvass of 1912. A basis for the canvass was 
obtained from a list of the systems reporting in 1907, 
when postmasters in places having a population of less 
than 5,000 had been requested to furnish Msts of all 
lines in their vicinity. State and county officials were 
also requested to supply such hsts. Lists were also 
obtained from telephone associations and from direc- 
tories. Reports of all state offices that coUect statis- 
tics or other information concerning telephones were 
consulted. Lists fi'om these various sources of infor- 
mation were prepared on index cards, which were 
assorted according to locahties, and the entire United 
States was divided into districts. Each district was 
assigned to one or more agents, who were required to 
coUect reports from all companies, systems, or Hnes 
named on the hsts that had not made reports to the 
Bureau of the Census by mail. The agents were also 
required to make careful inquiry for any companies, 
systems, or Hnes not named on the hst and to secure 
reports for them. Each agent was required to make a 
thorough canvass of his district, and it is beheved that 
the census includes data for aU companies, systems, or 
lines intended to be covered by the inquiry. 

Period covered. — Tlie statistics for the companies and 
systems reporting an annual income of .$5,000 and over 
relate to the year ending December 31, 1912, or the 
busmess year of each company most nearly conforming 
thereto. The number of telephones and miles of wire 
and the statistics contained in the balance sheet are 
reported as of the last day of the business year covered 
by the return of each company. The number of tele- 
phones and nules of wire reported by the companies 
and systems having an income of less than $5,000 
relate to December 1, 1912. 

The statistics do not represent a full year's operation 
for every company reported, as many systems were 
installed, a number abandoned, and many absorbed 
by, or consohdated with, other companies during the 
year 1912. Moreover, the rapid advance of the indus- 
try necessitates a constant increase in the number of 
telephones in use, therefore in some cases the number 
given in the annual report of a company does not 
agree with the number reported to the census as of 
December 31, 1912, or the end of the business year 
to which the report related. These conditions should 
be considered in comparing census figures with those 
compiled from other sources. 

Unit of enumeration. — The terms "company," 
"system," and "line" are used to designate the unit 
for which a separate census report was secured. They 
are frequently used as synonymous terms. They rep- 



resent a statistical unit the significance of which varies 
shghtly to meet the requirements of the different meth- 
ods of bookkeeping of the various companies and the 
practice of the office in the compilation of the data. As 
a rule, a distinct ownership marks the separation of the 
statistical units, and all exchanges and lines operated 
under the same ownership are counted as one system. 
Where several lines are combined under one ownership 
or several properties have been brought under one man- 
agement by purchase or stock control, they are counted 
as one system. The associated companies comprising 
the Bell Telephone System and other large companies 
which furnished separate reports for their subsidiary 
companies are, however, counted as separate units. 
The number of systems in the report, therefore, repre- 
sents only the number of separate ownerships report- 
ing an annual income of $5,000 or more, without regard 
to the character of the ownei-ship. 

"Company" or "system" is generally applied to the 
larger units and as a rule represents a number of lines. 
The term "fine" denotes a farmer or rural line for 
which a separate census report was made, and therefore 
represents one of the smaller statistical units. 

Each independent farmer or rural line, however 
small, was counted as a separate unit, provided a 
separate census report was made. Li some instances, 
however, a single census report was made for a number 
of independent farmer lines that connected at a com- 
mon exchange. Therefore the 30,317 systems or lines 
reporting an annual income of less than $5,000 must 
not be accepted as the total number of independent 
lines. Since the meaning of the terms "systems" and 
"lines" is not always the same, the number is no indi- 
cation of the magnitude of the interests, nor is it in any 
way a guide as to the number of exchanges. The 
process of consohdation may have resulted in an actual 
decrease in the number of companies, but at the same 
time the number of exchanges, miles of wire, number 
of telephones, and amount of business transacted may 
have increased. 

Limitations of the statistics. — Data for all systems and 
lines, large and small combined, are confined to the miles 
of wire and the number of telephones in use. Statistics 
of capitahzation, income, expenses, number of persons 
employed, and amount paid in salaries and wages, and 
other features in addition to miles of wire and number 
of telephones, were secured only from such companies as 
showed an annual income of $5,000 or more. In some 
cases even these companies did not have books from 
which exact data for aU inquiries could be obtained, 
and it was necessary to secure estimates. 

At the censuses of 1902 and 1907 the financial sta- 
tistics, employees, wages, etc., were shown for the 
separate states. This presentation required estimates 
for the segregation of the state figures for companies 



INTRODUCTION. 



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that operated iii different states. The extent of these 
estimates was not so great for 1902 as it was for 1907. 
By 1912, however, such a large proportion of the 
companies and systems operated in more than one 
state that it was decided to abandon the state pres- 
entation, except for the miles of wire, the number of 
telephones and exchanges, and the estimated number of 
messages or talks. The number of messages includes 
exchange, long-distance, and toll messages, and these 



are necessarily credited to the state in which the 
exchange through which the original call was made is 
located. 

A uniform system of accounts, which became effec- 
tive January 1, 1913, was provided for telephone com- 
panies by the Interstate Commerce Commission un- 
der the provision of the act of Congress to regulate 
commerce as amended in 1910, and the statistics for 
future censuses may be affected thereby. 



CHAPTER II. 



DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRY. 



Summary for 1912. — Table 1 presents a summary 
for the telephone industry as a whole for 1912. It 
shows the miles of wire and number of telephones, 
messages, and pubhc exchanges, and distinguishes 
three classes of companies or systems: (1) The Bell 
Telephone System, which includes all lines oper- 
ated by the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. 
and its associated companies; (2) telephone com- 
panies other than those included in the Bell System 
and which reported a gross annual income of $5,000 
or more; (3) telephone companies, systems, and lines 
reporting a gross annual income of less than $5,000. 
The third group includes all of the small companies, in- 
cluding the independent farmer or rural lines, for which 
only statistics as to miles of wire and number of 
telephones were collected. 



Table 1 


All systems 
and lines. 


Bell 
Telephone 

System. 


ALL OTHEE SYSTEMS. 




Reporting 

annual 

incomes of 

S5,000 or 

more. 


Report- 
ing 
annual 
incomes 
of less 
than 
$5,000. 




1 20, 248, 326 

100.0 

8, 729, 592 

100.0 

13,735,658,245 
100.0 

11,515 
100.0 


15, 133, 186 

74.7 

5,087,027 

58.3 

9,133,226,836 
66.5 

5,853 
50.8 


3,886,205 
19.2 

2, 239, 721 
25.6 

4,602,431,409 
33.5 

5,662 
49.2 


1,228,935 


Per cent of total 

Number of telephones 

Percent of total 

Estimated number of mes- 
sages or talks ^ 


6.1 

1,402,844 
16.1 


Per cent of total 


Number of public ex- 


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Per cent of total 







' Exclusive of 1,565 miles in Canada. 

2 The number of messages reported by the Bell Telephone System includes 
only completed calls, while the figures for all other systems may include some 
original calls not necessarily completed, such as calls to which the operator replies, 
" Line busy," or "Does not answer." 

8 Not reported. 

As previously explained, the statistics do not include 
data for telephone hnes of steam or electric railways 
operated in connection with the conduct of the roads, 
for private lines in hotels and manufacturing and other 
establishments, or for lines operated by Federal, state, 
or municipal offices. With these exceptions the tele- 
phone industry during 1912 operated 20,248,326 miles 
of ^vire and 8,729,592 telephones. The companies 
with an annual income of $5,000 or more estimated 
that there were 13,735,658,245 messages handled 
during the year. It was impossible to obtain esti- 
mates of the number of messages for the smaller 
companies, and therefore this total is not a true 
indication of the extent of the use of the telephone 
systems of the countiy. The BeU Telephone System 
is the dominating factor in this total, as it operated 
74.7 per cent of the wire and 58.3 per cent of the 
(12) 



telephones. The number of public exchanges is 
about evenly divided between the Bell System and 
other companies. The census figures for the BeU 
System do not agree exactly with those contained in 
the annual report of the directors of the company, 
because the former include certain afiihated and con- 
trolled companies that were not covered in the annual 
report. 

Comparison wiih frevious censitses. — As already 
stated, statistics for the telephone industry were col- 
lected in connection with the decennial censuses of 1880 
and 1890. In compliance with the requirements of 
the act of Congress approved June 7, 1906, the census 
of telephones is now taken every fifth year. Substan- 
tially the same forms of schedules were used and the 
same methods followed at the censuses of 1902, 1907, 
and 1912. The statistics for these three censuses, 
therefore, are directly comparable, but different meth- 
ods were followed at the censuses of 1880 and 1890. 

At the beginning of the census year 1880 the indus- 
try was of Httle importance, but at the end of that 
year it represented one of the great interests of the 
country. The organization of many companies during 
the year and the rapid growth of systems already 
estabhshed made it impossible to collect statistics 
that are completely satisfactory. Hence the figures 
for the census of 1880 represent only approximately 
the magnitude and condition of the telephone indus- 
try at that time. 

While the industry had become much more stable 
by 1890, the conditions under which it was then con- 
ducted and the census methods employed at that 
time were such that the statistics are not strictly com- 
parable with those for subsequent censuses. Dur- 
ing the earher periods the telephone service was 
confined almost entirely to strictly urban areas, sel- 
dom extending beyond the city hmits. It now ex- 
tends to all sections, and in some locahties it has 
developed more rapidly in the rural than in the urban 
districts. 

The remarkable growth of the telephone industry 
since its establishment in the United States is shown 
by the statistics of miles of wire, number of tele- 
phones, and number of messages or talks given in 
Table 2. 

During the 32 years covered by this table the num- 
ber of telephones increased from 54,319 to 8,729,592. 
This was accompanied by a much greater increase in 
miles of wire — from 34,305 in 1880 to 20,248,326 in 
1912. 



DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRY. 



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Table 2 


Census. 


NT7MBEB OF SYSTEMS, MILES OF WIEE, TELE- 
PHONES, AND MESSAGES— BELL TELEPHONE 
SYSTEM AND ALL OTHER SYSTEMS: 1880 TO 
1912. 




Num- 
ber of 
systems 
and 
lines. 


Miles of 
wire.' 


Number 
of tele- 
phones. 


Estimated 

number of 

messages or 

talks.* 


United States 


1912 
1907 
1902 
1890 
1880 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 


32,233 

22,971 

9,136 

53 

148 


20,248,326 

12,999,369 

4,900,451 

240,412 

34,305 


8,729,592 

6,118,578 

2,371,044 

233, 678 

54,319 


13,7,35,658,245 

11,372,605,063 

5,070,554,553 

453,200,000 


Bell Telephone System 

A 11 other systenis 


176 
175 
44 

.32, 157 

22,796 

9,092 


15,133,186 
8,947,266 
3,387,924 

5,115,140 
4,052,098 
1,512,527 


5,087,027 
3,132,063 
1,317,178 

3,642,565 
2,986,515 
1,053,866 


9,133,226,836 
6,401,044,799 
3,074,530,060 

4,602,431,409 
3,999,389,159 
1,996,024,493 





1 Exclusive of 1,565 miles in Canada in 1912, and 5 miles in 1907. 

2 Exclusive of systems reporting annual incomes of less than $5,000 in 1912. 

3 Not reported. 

The development of the small farmer or niral lines 
that are counted as separate systems or lines detracts 
from the value of the number of systems or lines as a 
measure of the growth of the industry. Comparatively 
few of these companies keep a record of the number 
of messages or talks, and it was impossible to obtain 
even an estimate of the number of conversations over 
lines which do not require interconnection at the pub- 
lic or central exchanges. Moreover, no estimates were 
required concerning the number of messages over 
the 1,402,844 telephones on the lines of small com- 
panies which had incomes of less than $5,000 during 



1912. Messages for these smaller systems were in- 
cluded, to some extent, at the census of 1902; there- 
fore the statistics of messages reported for the three 
years are not strictly comparable. No statistics con- 
cerning messages were collected at the census of 
1880. The numbers of messages reported at the 
four censuses from 1890 to 1912, however, furnish an 
indication of the great increase in telephonic com- 
munication. 

Separate statistics for the Bell Telephone System 
were not collected prior to 1902, but since then the 
miles of wire and number of telephones operated by 
that system have increased by 346.7 and 286.6 per 
cent, respectively, as compared with 238.2 and 245.6 
per cent for all other systems. 

While the statistics for employees, income, ex- 
penses, and capital for the censuses of 1880 and 1890 
are not strictly comparable with those for later cen- 
suses, they are of interest, as they indicate the extent 
of the industry in the first stages of its development, 
and therefore are given in Table 3. Percentages of 
increase are shown only for the censuses from 1902 to 
1912, and the statistics for the last two censuses are 
for the systems that reported an annual income of 
$5,000 or more. The statistics for 1902 represent the 
systems classified at that census as commercial or 
mutual, but they do not include the independent 
farmer or rural lines that had no regular exchanges or 
central offices. 



COMPARATIVE SUMMARY— TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF $5,000 OR MORE FOR 1912 

AND 1907, AND ALL TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, 1902, 1890, AND 1880. 



Table 3 



Number of systems and lines 

Miles of wire 

Number of telephones 

Number of public exchanges 

Estimated number of messages or talks 

N umber of employees 

Income 

Expenses 

Capital stock and funded debt 

Assets 



1912 



1,916 

19,020,817 

7,326,748 

11,515 

13,735,658,245 

183,361 

S255,081,234 

$203,754,909 

$991,294,115 

$1,298,599,485 



1907 



1,636 

11,921, 9<;0 

4,906,693 

10,613 

10,400,433,958 

131,670 

$176,700,408 

$135,475,177 

$758, 122, 214 

$943,519,301 



1902 



4,151 

4,850,486 

2,315,297 

10,361 

5,070,554,553 

78, 752 

,825,536 

,164,771 

,031,058 

,421,553 



$86, 

$65, 

$348, 

$466, 



1890 



453, 

$16, 

$lli 

$72, 



53 
240,412 
233,678 

1,241 
200,000 

8,645 
404,583 
143,871 
341,736 



1880 



3 $3, 

$2, 

<$14, 

s$15, 



148 
34,305 
54,319 

437 

3,338 
098,081 
373, 703 
605, 787 
702, 135 



PER CENT OF rNCREASE.' 



1902- 
1912 



—.53. 
292. 
216. 

11. 
170. 
132. 
193. 
212. 

67. 
178. 



1907- 
1912 



17.1 
59.5 
49.3 
8.5 
32.1 
39.3 
44.4 
50.4 
30.8 
37.6 



1902- 
1907 



—60.6 
145.8 
111.9 
2.4 
105.1 
67.2 
103.5 
107.9 
117.8 
102.3 



1 A minus sign ( — ) denotes decrease. 

'Not reported. 

' For 132 systems; 16 systems did not report this item. 

The percentages of increase shown for wire mileage 
and number of telephones for the five-year period 
1907-1912 are notable. The miles of wire increased 
from 11,921,960 in 1907 to 19,020,817 in 1912, or 59.5 
per cent. This increase is no doubt due largely to the 
exten^on of long-distance and toll lines and the instal- 
lation of overhead and vmderground cable, although 
comparative figures covering these features are not 
available. 

During the same period the number of telephones 
increased from 4,906,693 to 7,326,748, or 49.3 per 
cent. The large increase shown for expenses is more 
apparent than real, being due in a measure to the 



* For 72 systems; 76 systems did not report this item. 
s For 74 systems; 74 systems did not report this item. 



inclusion in 1912 of depreciation charges, not called 
for in the schedules for preceding censuses, although 
included to some extent at those censuses by the large 
companies as an item of maintenance. 

The number of employees continued to increase 
steadily. Persons engaged in the industry in 1902 
numbered 78,752; in 1912 the total had increased to 
183,361, or by 132.8 per cent, the gain from 1907 to 
1912 being 51,691, or 39.3 per cent. 

Telephone and telegraph systems. — The object of both 
the telephone and telegraph is to furnish quick and 
satisfactory communication between distant points. 
The telephone service, however, has developed very 



14 



TELEPHONES. 



largely in restricted areas where the telegraph could 
not be used with such great advantage. On the 
other hand, the telegraph has developed in the exten- 
sion of communication between points at gi-eat dis- 



tances, in which field the employment of the telephone 
is not yet practicable. A comparison of the statistics 
for the two industries as reported at the last three 
censuses is given in Table 4. 



TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH SYSTEMS— COMPARATIVE SUMMARY: 1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



Tablo 4 



Census. 



Number of systems and lines. 



Miles of single wire. 



Ocean cable, nautical miles. 



Employees and salaries and wages: 
Average number 



Salaries and wages. 



Capital stock and bonds outstanding 



Income. 



Expenses. 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



Total. 



32,261 
22,998 
9,161 

22,062,522 
14,577,32.5 
6,218,801 

67, 676 
46,301 

5 220,656 
172,203 
106, 379 

$121,005,535 
$86,087,376 
$51,295,294 

$1,213,798,950 

$1,134,909,579 

$510,977,583 

$319,844,077 
$236,045,615 
$127,755,574 

$262,133,861 
$182,681,918 
$96,112,805 



Telephones.' 



32,233 

22,971 

9,136 

20,248,326 
12,999,364 
4,900,451 



183,361 
144,169 
78,752 

$96,040,451 
$68,279,127 
$36,255,621 

$991,294,115 
$814,616,004 
$348,031,058 

$255,081,234 

$184,461,747 

$86,826,536 

$203,754,909 

$140,802,305 

$65,164,771 



Telegraphs.' 



28 
27 
25 

3 1,814,196 
1,577,961 
1,318,350 

67,676 
46,301 
W 

37, 295 
28,034 
27,627 

$24,964,994 
$17, 808, 249 
$15, 039, 673 

$222,504,835 
$220,293,575 
$162,946,525 

$64,762,843 
$51,583,868 
$10,930,038 

$58,378,952 
$41,879,613 
$30,948,034 



PEE CENT OF 
TOTAI . 



Tele- 
phones. 



99.9 
99.9 
99.7 

91.8 

89.2 



83.1 

83.7 
74.0 

79.4 
79.3 
70.7 

81.7 
79.3 
68.1 

79.8 
78.2 
68.0 

77.7 
77.1 
67.8 



Tele- 
graphs. 



0.1 
0.1 
0.3 

8.2 
10.8 
21.2 

100.0 
100.0 



16.9 
16.3 
26.0 

20.6 
20.7 
29.3 

18.3 
20.7 
31.9 

20.2 
21.8 
32.0 

22.3 
22.9 
32.2 



1 Includes farmer or rural lines, and in 1907 and 1912 systems reporting annual incomes of less than $5,000; therefore, except for number of systems or lines and miles 
of wire, figures do not aprree with those shown in other tables. 

2 Does not include wireless tele.i^'aph systems. 

3 Exclusive of 314,329 miles of wire owned and operated by railway companies. 
< Not reported. 

» Number employed September 16, 1912. 



At the census of 1880 the telegraph companies re- 
ported the operation of 291,213 miles of wire, as com- 
pared with 34,305 miles for the telephone companies. 
By the census of 1902 the amount of wire for the 
telegraph systems had increased to 1,318,350 miles 
and that for the telephone systems to 4,900,451 miles. 
Thus in 1902 the mileage of wire devoted to the trans- 
mission of telephone messages was almost four times 
as great as that used for telegraph purposes. 

Both industries developed rapidly between 1902 
and 1907, but the telephone wire mileage increased 
over eight million miles, and by the end of that period 
the mileage of single wire devoted primarily to tele- 
phone business was eight times as great as the mileage 
used for commercial telegraph business. 

Between 1907 and 1912 the telephone systems of 
the country added 7,097,426 miles of wire, whUe the 
telegraph companies increased their wire mileage by 
236,235. Tlie increase shown by the telephone sys- 
tems during the single five-year period is more than 
four times as great as the total amount of existing 
wire that has been added by the telegi-aph industry 



since the date when the firet statistics concerning that 
industry were gathered. 

In the amount of business done in 1912, the amount 
paid in salaries and wages during the year, and the 
capital invested, the telephone business was about 
four times as extensive as the telegraph industry, and 
during the year it furnished employment for almost 
five times as many persons. 

States and geographic divisions. — Naturally the most 
extensive equipment and the greatest amount of tele- 
phone business are in the states that have the largest 
population. During recent years there has been a 
great development in the long-distance fines as well 
as in the rural sei'vice, and this has tended to a mder 
distribution of the telephone business. About haK of 
the wire mileage and telephones, however, are still 
found in the Middle Atlantic and the East North 
Central states. The extent of the industry in the 
different geographic divisions and states is shawn by 
the statistics of miles of wire, number of telephones 
and messages, and population for 1912, 1907, and 1902, 
given in Table 5. 



DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRY. 



15 



ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF WIRE, NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, ESTIAIATED NUMBER OF MESSAGES OR 
TALKS, POPULATION, AND NUMBER OF TELEPHONES PER 1,000 OF POPULATION, BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS 
AND STATES: 1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



Table 5 



DIVISION AND STATE. 



United States. 



Geographic divisions: 

New England 

Middle Atlantic 

East North Central 

West North Central 

South Atlantic 

East South Central 

West South Central 

Mountain 

Pacific 

New England: 

Maine 

New Hampshire 

Vermont 

Massachusetts 

Coimecticnt and Rhode Island 

Middle Atlantic: 

New York 

New Jersey 

Pennsylvania 

East Nokth Central: 



Ohio. 



Indiana. 



Illinois. 



Michigan... 
Wisconsin.. 



Cen- 
sus. 



1912 

1907 
1902 



1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1«)7 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 



1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 



Miles of wire. 



20,248,326 

12,999,364 

4,900,451 



1,545,252 
997, 865 
408,337 

5,035,019 
3,056,193 
1,261,843 

4,645,218 
3,308,021 
1,466,145 

2,932,578 

2,043,383 

588,290 

1,121,458 
875,173 
328,022 

977,694 
714,871 
305,089 

1,312,553 

799,606 
236,884 

558,450 
364, 605 



2, 120, 104 
839,647 
216,995 



141,687 
94,073 
25, 451 

75,917 
49,448 
18,390 

54, 756 
36,419 
16,379 

863,426 
534, 220 
257, 461 

409,466 

283,705 

90,656 



2,790,060 

1,630,076 

623, 625 

644,984 
338,608 
136,617 

1,599,975 

1,087,509 

501,601 



1,161,032 
986,05.3 
515,892 

667, a39 
530,044 
213,157 

1,689,074 
986,949 
428,304 

728, 184 
494,612 
197,863 



1912 399,089 250,174 340,666,614 

I9v17 310,363 158,875 307,327,151 

1902 110,929 62,992 101,594,728 

' Exclusive of farmer or rural lines in 1902 and systems reporting annual incomes of less than $5,000 in 1907 and 1912. 

2 Official estimates of the Bureau of the Census. 



Number of 
telephones. 



8,729,592 
6,lis..j78 
2,371,044 



625,488 
410,269 
166, 167 

1, 782, 145 

1,252,903 

483,054 

2,378,257 

1,712,390 

740,059 

1,621,523 

1,251,555 

399, 855 

531,402 

365. 764 

146. 765 

337, 292 
243,234 
112,851 

543,102 
342, 255 
114,939 

226, 652 
154,061 
48,067 

683,731 
386,147 
159,287 



68,914 
53,134 
14,070 

40,017 
28,920 
9,949 

40, 142 
30, 833 
12, 151 

329,992 

209,383 

96,512 

146,423 
87,999 
33,485 



970, 449 
685,512 
247,340 

185,632 

116,988 

48,980 

626,064 
450,403 
186, 734 



631,206 
495, 636 
224,083 

354,550 
289,452 
136,561 

807, 253 
558,585 
221,008 

335,074 
209,842 
95,415 



Estimated number 

of messages or 

talks. 1 



13,735,658,245 

10, 400, 433, 958 

6,070,554,553 



810,524,037 
572,523,863 
298, 292, 134 

2,422,8r,8,241 

1,947,571,139 

909,887,064 

4,025,906,387 
3,067,416,613 
1,733,817,138 

2,238,770,606 

1,664,198,498 

712, 140, 737 

869,439,943 
749,939,984 
353, 559, 870 

662,046,512 
731,000,908 
377,950,187 

1,079,517,948 
646,501,299 
303, 547, 439 

435,306,129 
299,270,686 
102,374,364 

1,191,218,442 

722, 010, 968 
278, 685, 620 



84,033,152 
73,197,982 
21,923,915 

49,984,600 
36,537,513 
16,987,012 

48, 306, 101 
35, 666, 768 
19,075,847 

401,817,540 
298,824,440 
183,115,320 

226,382,644 
128, 297, 160 
57,190,040 



1,297,849,047 

1,034,651,594 

360,098,123 

192,311,511 

138,914,642 
56,171,223 

932,707,683 
774,004,903 
493,617,718 



1,301,503,565 

1,014,222,376 

558,707,801 

583,621,519 
498, 560, 085 
294,657,565 

1,105,751,431 
833, 749, 155 
541,161,932 

694,363,2.58 
413,557,846 
237,095,112 



Population. 2 



95,545,336 
85,532,761 
78, 576, 436 



6,767,513 
6,111,093 
5,769,477 

20,179,371 
17,667,920 
16,008,719 

18,757,149 
17,603,394 
16,462,313 

11,920,.513 
11,363,251 
10,624,893 

12,586,562 
11,574,988 
10,770,414 

8,602,701 
8,3.30,783 
7,768,517 

9,288,200 
8,037,775 
6,883,018 

2,847,946 
1,992,696 
1,763,813 

4,589,381 
2,790,861 
2,525,272 



753, 085 
717,832 
700,072 

434,818 
436,128 
418,602 

358, 710 
351,495 
345,885 

3,491,888 
3,083,013 
2,917,796 

1,729,012 
1,522,625 
1,387,122 



9,526,146 
8,386,673 
7,533,011 

2,683,309 
2,248,332 
1,969,821 

7,969,916 
7,032,915 
6,505,887 



4,903,439 
4,497,198 
4,252,372 

2,742,117 
2,743,305 
2,581,575 

5,821,305 
5,518,190 
5,019,628 

2,897,207 
2,611,790 
2,480,764 

2,393,081 
'.,,292,911 
2,127,974 



Telephones 
per 1,000 
of popu- 
lation. 



91 
72 
30 



92 

67 
29 



71 
30 

127 

97 
45 

136 
110 
38 

42 
32 
14 

39 
29 
15 

58 
43 
17 



77 
27 

149 
138 
63 



92 

74 
20 

92 

66 
24 



35 

94 
68 
33 

85 



102 
82 
33 

69 
52 
25 

79 

64 
29 



129 
110 
53 

129 

106 
53 

139 

101 
41 

116 
80 
38 

105 
69 
30 



16 



TELEPHONES. 



ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF WIRE, NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, ESTIMATED NUMBER OF MESSAGES OR 
TALKS, POPULATION, AND NUMBER OF TELEPHONES PER 1,000 OF POPULATION, BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS 
AND STATES: 1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



Table 6— Continued. 



DIVISION AND STATE. 



Cen- 
sus. 



Miles of wire. 



Number of 
telephones. 



Estimated number 

of messages or 

talks. I 



Population.2 



Telephones 
per 1,000 
of popu- 
lation. 



West North Central: 

Minnesota 

Iowa 

Missouri 

North Dalcota. 

South Dakota 

Nebraska 

Kansas 

South Atlantic: 

Maryland, Delaware, and District of Columbia 

Virginia 

West Virginia 

North Carolina 

South Carolina 

Georgia 

Florida 

East South Central: 

Kentucky 

Tennessee 

Alabama 

Mississippi 

West South Central: 



Arkansas. 



Louisiana. 



Oklahoma. 



Texas. 



1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1903 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



653,479 

387, 758 
137,274 

504, 101 
360, 884 
147, 586 

874,334 
640,560 
177,072 

76, 174 

61,728 

9,532 

73, 921 
66,946 
10,877 

393, 319 

257,812 

S3, 285 

357, 250 
267, 695 
62,664 



403, 655 
312,282 
107,827 

161, 136 
108, 588 
46,678 

112,954 
99,844 
66,812 

109,110 
83,251 
26, 120 

73,712 
60, 226 
19,445 

206,591 
187,904 
64,301 

64,300 
33,078 
16,839 



352,544 
262, 691 
165,482 

287, 685 
202, 505 
86, 640 

152, 849 
134,337 
32,966 

184,616 
115,338 
30,001 



141,014 
98,932 
24,273 

138, 905 
101,325 
49,588 

211,175 
104,780 
21,498 

821,4.';9 
494, 569 
141,525 



272,359 
171,479 
63,192 

380, 294 
332, 545 
138,400 

404, 150 
312,527 
103, 155 

51,241 

34,087 
6,762 

65,858 

48,405 
10,387 

201,689 
152,279 
36,766 

245,932 

200,233 

41, 193 



147,246 

110,282 
36,383 

76,652 
65,541 
25, 762 

80,251 
62, 144 
22,801 

65, 152 
37, 104 
17,036 

33,239 
20, 911 
10,753 

96, 436 
62,260 
25,761 

32,426 

17,522 
8,269 



130, 751 
93, 996 
46,949 

104,353 
71, 130 
36,392 

66, 292 
40,481 
14, 170 

45,896 
37,627 
16,340 



68,303 
49,576 
16,928 

46,602 
35, 692 
17,543 

116,217 
68, 125 
15, 732 

311,980 

188,862 
64,736 



418,720,464 
274, 434, 452 
113, 124, 262 

471, 126, orig 
336.184,981 
193,054,738 

655,616,330 
468, 138, 352 
242, 309, 227 

49,861,643 
39,874,764 
14, 106, 733 

47,881,-574 
60,548,810 
17,919,604 

291,615,175 
246,047,837 
73, 227, 030 

303,949,361 
238,969,302 
58,699,143 



177, 755, 722 
165,99,5,216 
70,981,973 

164,421,931 
115,354,885 
65,494,626 

103, 255, 136 
109,065,223 
41,605,891 

90,831,013 
80,667,891 
36,485,398 

68, 170, 380 
61,558,785 
23,893,914 

206,631,042 
187,647,940 
96,192,066 

68,374,719 
39,650,044 
18,906,002 



287, 807, 892 
276,476,058 
143, 101, 564 

188,865,474 
231,218,675 
128,274,719 

100,983,408 
102, 736, 572 
46,158,943 

84,389,738 
120,569,603 
60,414,961 



124,445,991 
71, 950, 886 
36,716,883 

101,597,617 
120,647,366 
68,083,915 

163,999,696 

108,725,669 

. 31,667,627 

689,474,644 
345, 177, 378 
167,079,014 



I SS.'^'."^'^" °f farmer or rural lines in 1902 and systems reporting annual incomes of less than $5,000 in 1907 and 1912 
•" Oflicial estimates of the Bureau of the Census. 



2,148,235 
2,071,318 
1,822,106 

2,223,189 
2,201,331 
2,301,427 

3,335,080 
3,405,901 
3,187,031 

634, 731 
487, 890 
344,778 

624, 658 
476, 631 
429, 8U8 

1,220,371 

1,068,849 
1,087,526 

1, 740, 249 
1,651,331 
1,452,217 



1,868,374 
1,798,652 
1,693,019 

2,107,998 
1,992,925 
1,899,440 

1,279,781 

1,096,006 

998,004 

2,276,165 
2,086,912 
1,948,984 

1,554,554 
1,472,734 
1,378,150 

2, 696, 961 
2,481,617 
2,298,713 

802, 729 
646, 142 
554, 104 



2,321,823 
2,349,162 
2,202,804 

2,221,503 
2, 197, 785 
2,070,354 

2,207,283 
2,049,407 
1,891,755 

1,852,092 
1,734,439 
1,603,604 



1, 633, 238 
1,439,910 
1,347,934 

1,717,834 
1, 565, 752 
1,434,033 

1,850,987 

1,414,177 

897, 748 

4,086,141 
3,617,936 
3,203,303 



DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRY. 



17 



ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF WIRE, NUMBER OP TELEPHONES, ESTIMATED NUMBER OF MESSAGES OR 
TALKS, POPULATION, AND NUMBER OF TELEPHONES PER 1,000 OF POPULATION, BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS 
AND STATES: 1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



Xablo 5— Continued. 



WVISION AND STATE. 



Cen- 
sus. 



Miles of wire. 



Number of 
telephones. 



Estinaated number 

of messages or 

talks.' 



Population. 2 



Telephones 
per 1 ,000 
of popu- 
lation. 



Mountain: 

Montana 

Idaho 

Colorado 

New Mexico 

Arizona 

Utah and Wyoming 

Nevada 

Pacific: 

Washington 

Oregon 

California 



1012 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



54,259 

28,386 

8,609 

58,205 
37,364 
6,366 

251,987 
173, 633 
52,115 

22,492 
12, 506 
3,366 

18,621 
10.277 
3,890 

133,094 
92,396 
13, 106 

9,792 

10,043 

l,3t)4 



487,079 

208,810 

43,027 

272,481 
87,723 
29,531 

1,360,544 
543,114 
144,437 



35, 537 
17,168 
5,451 

29,454 
16,394 
3,886 

90,397 
65, 908 
24,533 

10, 346 
0, 653 
2,510 

11,224 
6,203 
3,264 

44,010 

37, 134 

7,258 

5,684 
4,601 
1,165 



150,016 
98,846 
31,447 

99,713 
49, 629 
21, 190 

434,002 
237,672 
106, 650 



74, 199, 468 
18,869,410 
11,352,976 

45,634,700 
24,883,595 
6,451,762 

165,041,703 
138,203,561 
60, 258, 533 

20, 174, 439 
12,548,942 
4, 297, 920 

11,573,427 
10, 379, 750 
5,072,727 

110,244,799 
87,596,483 
13,531,312 

8,497,593 
6,788,945 
1, 409, 134 



295,273,362 
200,184,465 
64,623,982 

170,065,267 
83,833,537 
35,777,238 

725,879,813 
437,992,966 
178,284,400 



405, 734 
313,615 
266, 120 

362, 229 
213,028 
176,416 

857, 016 
628,216 
559, 715 

350, 819 
219,830 
202,316 

222, 563 
147,214 
129, 869 

652, 867 
428,458 
388,046 

90,718 
42, 335 
41,331 



1,281,508 
630,712 
558,055 

730,736 
484,938 
429,380 

2, 577, 137 
1,675,211 
1, 537, 837 



55 
20 

81 

77 
22 

105 
105 
44 

29 
30 
12 

60 
42 
25 

80 
87 
19 

62 
110 
28 



117 
157 



136 
102 
49 

168 
142 
69 



1 Kxclusive of farmer or rural lines in 1902 and systems reporting annual incomes of less than S5,000 in 1907 and 1912. 

2 Official estimates of the Bureau of the Census. 



The percentages of increase in miles of wire, num- 
ber of telephones, and number of messages or talks 
for the geographic divisions are given in Table 6, and 
percentages of distribution in Table 7. 



Table 6 


ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— PER CENT OF INCREASE 1 IN 
MILES OF WIRE, NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, AND ESTI- 
MATED NUMBER OF MESSAGES OR TALKS, BY GEO- 
GRAPHIC DIVISIONS (BASED ON TABLE 5). 


DIVISION. 


Miles of wire. 


Number of 
telephones. 


Estimated num- 
ber of messages 
or talks.2 




1902- 
191-2 


1907- 
1912 


1902- 
1907 


1902- 
1912 


1907- 1902- 
1912 1907 


1902- 
1912 


1907- ' 1902- 
1912 1907 


United States 


313.2 


55.8 


165.3 


268.2 


42.7 


158.1 


170.9 


32.1 


105.1 




278.4 
299.0 
210.8 
398.5 
241.9 
220.5 
454.1 
528. 6 
877.0 


54.9 
64.7 
40.4 
43.5 
28.1 
36.8 
64.1 
53.2 
152.5 


144.4 
142.2 
125.6 
247.3 
166.8 
134.3 
237.6 
310.4 
286.9 


276.4 
268.9 
221.4 
305. 5 
262.1 
198.9 
372.5 
371.5 
329.2 


52.5 
42.2 
38.9 
29.6 
45.3 
38.7 
58.7 
47.2 
77.1 


146.9 
159.4 
131.4 
213.0 
149.2 
115. 5 
197.8 
220.5 
142.4 


171.7 
166.3 
132. 2 
214.2 
145.9 
75.2 
255.6 
325.3 
327.4 


41.6 
24.4 
31.2 
34.5 
15.9 
—9.4 
67.0 
45.5 
65.0 


91.9 


Middle Atlantic 

East North Central 

We^t North Central. . . . 
South Atlantic 


114.0 
76.9 
133. 6 
112.1 


East South Central 

West South Central 

Mountain 


93.4 
113.0 
192.3 


Pacific 


159.1 







1 A minus sipn (— ) denotes decrease. 

2 Exclusive of farmer or rural lines in 1902 and systems reporting aimual incomes 
of less than S5,000 in 1907 and 1912. 

SUOO^-lo 2 



Table 7 


ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES- PER CENT DISTRIBUTION OF 
MILES OF WIRE, NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, AND ESTI- 
MATED NUMBER OF MESS.^GES OR TALKS, BY GEO- 
GRAPHIC DIVISIONS (BASED ON TABLE 5). 


DIVISION. 


Miles of wire. 


Number of 
1 telephones. 


Estimated num- 
ber of messages 
or talks.i 




1912 


1907 


1902 


1912 


1907 


1902 


1912 


1907 


1902 


United States 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


New England 


7.6 
24.9 
22.9 
14.5 
5.5 
4.8 
6.5 
2.8 
10.5 


7.7 
23.5 
25.4 
15.7 
6.7 
5.5 
6.2 
2.8 
6.5 


8.3 

25.8 

29.9 

12.0 

6.7 

6.2 

4.8 

1.8 

4.4 


7.2 
20.4 
27.2 
IS. 6 
C. 1 
3.9 
0.2 
2.6 
7.8 


6.7 

20.5 

28.0 

20.5 

6.0 

4.0 

5.6 

2.5 

6.3 


7.0 
20.4 
31.2 
16.9 
6.2 
4.8 
4.8 
2.0 
6.7 


5.9 
17.0 
29.3 
16.3 
6.3 
4.8 
7.9 
3.2 
8.7 


5.5 
18.7 
29.5 
16.0 
7.2 
7.0 
6.2 
2.9 
0.9 


5.9 


Middle Atlantic 

East North Central 

West North Central.... 
South Atlantic 


17.9 

34.2 

14.0 

7.0 


East South Central 

West South Central 

Mountain 


7.5 
6.0 
2.0 


Pacific 


5.5 







1 Exclusive of farmer or rural lines in 1902 and systems reporting annual incomes 
of less than J5,000 in 1907 and 1912. 

There has been a rapid development of telephone 
service in aU sections of the country during the last 
five years. This grow^th is particularly noticeable in 
the Pacific, Middle Atlantic, and West South Central 
divisions, where the wire mileage increased 152.5 per 



18 



TELEPHONES. 



cent, 64.7 per cent, and 64.1 per cent, in the order 
named. While two of these divisions, the Pacific and 
the West South Central, led in increase in telephones, 
the Middle Atlantic fell behind the New England divi- 
sion in this respect. 

New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio are 
the four most populous states and contain the great- 
est amount of telephone equipment. The systems in 
these states reported 7,240,141 miles of wire and 
3,005,972 telephones, these totals forming 35.6 and 34.5 
per cent, respectively, of the aggregates for the United 
States. Table 7 shows that the Middle Atlantic and 
the East North Central divisions, in which these states 
are located, contained 47.8 per cent of the wire mUeage 
and 47.6 per cent of the telephones reported for 1912. 
In 1902 these two divisions contained 55.7 and 51.6 
per cent, respectively, of the wire mileage and tele- 
phones reported for the United States. The consid- 
erable reductions in the proportions are due, of course, 



to the development of the industry in other sections 
of the country. During the same period the percentage 
of wire mileage in the Pacific Coast states increased 
from 4.4 to 10.5 and of the telephones from 6.7 to 7.8. 
Table 6 shows that the percentage increase of the tele- 
phone industry was much greater during the five years 
from 1902 to 1907 than it was from 1907 to 1912; also 
that as a rule the greatest percentages of increase were 
in the geographic divisions containing the least popu- 
lation. During the 10 years from 1902 to 1912 the 
mUes of wire in the Pacific Coast states increased by 
1,903,109, or 877 per cent, and in the Mountain states 
by 469,604 miles, or 528.6 per cent. While the per- 
centages of increase were not so great in other divi- 
sions, the actual increases were much larger. The 
percentage of increase in the Middle Atlantic states 
was 299, but there was an actual increase of 3,873,176 
miles, and in the East North Central division there 
was an increase of 3,279,073 mUes, or 216.8 per cent. 



Diagram 1. 



-ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— NUMBER OF TELEPHONES AND MILES OF WIRE, BY GEOGRAPHIC 
DIVISIONS, RANKED ACCORDING TO MILES OF WIRE: 1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



MIDDLE ATLANTIC 




MILLIONS OF TELEPHONES 



2 3 4 

MILLIONS OF MILES OF WIRE 



1907 



DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRY. 



19 



Diagram 2.— ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— NUMBER OF TELEPHONES AND MILES OF WIRE, BY STATES, RANKED 

ACCORDING TO MILES OF WIRE: 1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



HUNDREDS OF THPUSANOS OF TELEPHONES 




NEW YORK 

ILLINOrS 

PENNSYLVANIA 

CALIFORNIA 

OHIO 

MISSOURI 

MASSACHUSETTS 

TEXAS 

MICHIGAN 

INDIANA 

MINNESOTA 

NEW JERSEY 

IOWA 

WASHINGTON 

CONN. AND R. I. 

O C.,DEL.,ANDMD. 

WISCONSIN 

NEBRASKA 

KANSAS 
KENTUCKY 
TENNESSEE 

OREGON 
COLORADO 
OKLAHOMA 

GEORGIA 

MISSISSIPPI 

VIRGINIA 

ALABAMA 

MAINE 

ARKANSAS 

LOUISIANA 

UTAH AND WVO. 

WEST VIRGINIA 

NORTH CAROLINA 

NORTH DAKOTA 

2 NEW HAMPSHIRE 

I SOUTH DAKOTA fc| 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

IDAHO 

VERMONT 

FLORIDA 

MONTANA 

NEW MEXICO 

ARIZONA 

NEVADA 



r ^^ igo2 

^^■■•807 

* DECREASE 1612 



HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MILES OF WIRE 




20 



TELEPHONES. 



MAPS SHOWING AVERAGE POPULATION PER TELEPHONE AND AVERAGE NUMBER OF MESSAGES PER CAPITA: 

1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



AVERAGE POPULATION PER TELEPHONE: 1912. 



AVERAGE NUMBER OF MESSAGES PER CAPITA: 1912. 




AVERAGE POPULATION PER TELEPHONE: 1907. 



AVERAGE NUMBER OF MESSAGES PER CAPITA: 1907 




I I 50 AND OVER 
F^30 TO BO 
O TO 30 
^LES3 THAN 10 




I I LESS TH*N 40 
ED 40 TO 80 
K23 so TO 120 

Y ^k '20 AND OVER 



AVERAGE POPULATION PER TELEPHONE: 1902. 



AVERAGE NUMBER OF MESSAGES PER CAPITA: 1902. 








I I so AND OVER 
30 TO 80 
10 TO SO 

WJ'l LESS THAN 10 






CHAPTER III. 



EQUIPMENT AND TRAFFIC. 



Nature of equipment. — The miles of wire and pole 
line, number of telephones, and number of exchanges 
are the only features of telephone equipment for which 
statistics were collected at the census of 1912. Sta- 
tistics as to other classes of equipment, such as the 
number and capacity of switchboards, number of drops 
or jacks, number and capacity of engines and dynamos, 
batteries, miles of duct, number and cost of poles 
purchased, etc., were collected at prior censuses. In 
order to simplify the schedule these features were 
abandoned at the census of 1912. 

Miles of wire. — The wire and line construction in- 
cludes the electrical conductors which connect the 
substations with the central offices, and the poles for 
their support. No data were secured as to the length 
of cables, underground subways, or conduits, although 
the mmiber of miles of single wire therein was reported. 

In the early development of the wire plant, tele- 
phone companies, following the practice established by 
telegraph companies, used iron wire supported on 
wooden poles. The number of wires and poles re- 
quired by the rapid development of telephony, how- 
ever, soon became a menace and a nuisance, especially 
in cities, and the old system is being rapidly aban- 
doned. The wires are now in many cases inclosed in 
cables, which to a large extent are laid in underground 
conduits. In fact, practically all of the wire under- 
ground, as well as a large proportion of that overhead, 
is now carried in cables. This method of carrying a 
number of wires to some central or convenient point 
for distribution is very general in the m-ban districts. 

The inquiry of 1912 called for the miles of single wire 
on exchange and toll circuits, overhead and under- 
ground, respectively. The statistics are summarized 
in Table 8. 



Table 8 


ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF 
SINGLE WIRE, EXCHANGE AND TOLL 
CIRCUITS, CLAS.SIFIED AS OVERHEAD 

AND underground: 1912. 




Total. 


On exchange 
circuits. 


On toll 
circuits. 


Total 


20, 248, 326 


17,565,110 


2,683,216 






Overhead 


11,083,338 
9, 164, 988 


18,876,594 
8, 688, 516 


2,206,744 




476,472 







■ Includes 1,228,935 miles of wire operated by systems reporting annual incomes 
of less than $5,000. 

The 20,248,326 miles of wire is the quantity of single 
wire that was in operation or that was ready for oper- 
ation at the end of the census year. If several wires 
were on one line of poles or in one conduit or cable, the 



length of each wire was included in the total as a 
separate item. A number of companies, as well as the 
smaller systems and farmer lines, reported that they 
had no record of the mUes of wire. In such cases 
it was necessary to secure estimates. These estimates 
were checked with the actual miles of wire per tele- 
phone reported by other companies, and when it 
appeared necessary the reports were returned for 
revision. 

Of the total wu-e (20,248,326 miles) reported for 
1912, there were 2,683,216 miles, or 13.3 per cent, on 
the long-distance or toll circuits, and 17,565,110, or 
86.7 per cent, on the local or exchange circuits. 

The increase in the percentage of wire underground 
and the corresponding decrease in the proportion of 
overhead construction are shown by the totals and per- 
centages given in Table 9. 



Table 9 


ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF WIRE: 1912, 1907, 
AND 1902. 


CENSUS. 


Total. 


Overhead.' 


Under- 
ground. 


Per cent of total. 


• 


Over- 
head. 


Under- 
ground. 


1912 


20, 248, 326 
12,999,364 
4, 900, 451 


11.083,338 

2 8.009,332 

3,200,409 


9,164,988 
4.990,032 
1, 700, 042 


54.7 
61.6 
65.3 


45.3 


1907 


38.4 


1902 


34.7 







1 Includes all wire reported by systems having annual incomes of less than $5,000 
in 1912, and all wire reported by farmer or rural lines in 1907 and 1902. 

2 Exclusive of 5 miles in Canada. 

The percentage of aerial wire decreased from 05.3 in 
1902 to 54.7 in 1912, while during the same period the 
percentage of underground wire increased from 34.7 
to 45.3. 

There were 671,686 miles of pole line reported at the 
census of 1912, 553,752 in 1907, and 421,828 in 1902. 
The average miles of wire per mile of pole line was 
therefore 16.5 in 1912, 14.5 in 1907, and 7.6 in 1902. 

Companies operating in two or more states con- 
tended that it would be a hardship to require them to 
furnish a segregation of the miles of aerial and under- 
ground wire, the miles of pole line, or the miles of wire 
on exchange or toll circuits for each state; therefore 
no statistics on these subjects are given for individual 
states 'or cities. 

Table 10 shows, for each state, for 1912, 1907, and 
1902, the miles of wire, the number of telephones, and 
the per cent of increase in each item. The states are 
ranked according to the miles of wire in 1912, and 
their ranking is also shown for each year on this basis 
and on the basis of number of telephones. 

(21) 



22 



TELEPHONES. 



ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF WIRE AND NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, BY STATES, RANKED ACCORDING TO 
MILES OF WIRE IN 1912, WITH PER CENT OF INCREASE: 1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



Table lO 



Total. 



New York . 



niinois. 



Pennsylvania . 



CaliXomia. 



Ohio. 



Missouri. 



Massachusetts. 



Texas. 



Michigan. 



Indiana. 



Minnesota. 



New Jersey. 



Iowa. 



Washington. 



Connecticut and Bhode Island . 



Maryland, Delaware, and District of Columbia. 



Wisconsin. 



Nebraska. 



Kansas. 



Kentucky . 



Tennessee. 



Oregon. 



Census. 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



Miles. 



20,248, 
12,999 
4,900, 



2,790, 

1,630, 

623 



986 
428, 

1,599 

1,087 

501 

1,360, 
513 
144 



874 
640: 
177, 

863 
534 
257; 

821 
494 
141 

728, 
494 
197: 

667 
530 
213 

653 
387: 
137, 

644, 
338, 
136: 

504 
360 
147 

487 
208 
43 

409 

283 

90, 

403 
312 
107 

399 

3io; 

110, 

393 
257 
53: 

357 
267; 
52, 

352, 
262, 
155 

287, 
202, 



272, 
K 
29, 



Rank. 



TELEPnONES. 



Number. 



8, 729, 
6,118 
2,371 



970, 
685, 
247, 

807 
558, 
221 

626, 
450: 
186 

434 
236 



631 
495 
224 

404 
312 
103 

329, 
209 



311 

188: 

64, 

335 

209 

95, 

354, 
289: 
136, 

272 
171 
63, 

185, 
116 

48: 

380, 
332: 
138 

150 
98, 
31: 

146 

87: 

33 

147, 
110: 

36: 

250 
158: 
62, 

201 
152, 
36, 

245 

200, 

41 

130 
93 
46, 

104 
71 
36 



Rank. 



PER CENT OF INCREASE.' 



Period. 



1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 



1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
190'2-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 



Miles of 
wire. 



313. 2 
55.8 
165.3 



347.4 
71.2 
161.4 

294.4 
71.1 
130.4 

219.0 
47.1 
116.8 

842.0 
150.5 
276.0 

125.1 
17.7 
91.1 

393. 8 
36.5 
261.8 

235.4 
61.6 
107.5 

480.4 
66.1 
249.5 

268.0 
47.2 
150.0 

213.3 
26.0 
148.7 

376.0 
68.5 
182.5 

372.1 

90.5 
147.9 

241.6 
39.7 
144.5 

1,032.0 
133. 3 
385.3 

351.7 

44.3 

212.9 

274.4 
29.3 
189.6 

259.8 
28.6 
179.8 

638.1 
52.6 
383.8 

578.4 
33.5 
408.3 

126. 7 
34.2 
69.0 

232.0 
42.1 
133.7 

822.7 
210.6 
197.1 



Num- 
ber of 
tele- 
phones. 



268.2 
42.7 
.158. 1 



292.4 
41.6 
177.2 

265.3 
44.5 
152.7 

235.3 
39.0 
141.2 

306.9 

83.4 

121.9 

181.7 
27.4 
121.2 

291.8 
29.3 
203.0 

241.9 
57.6 
117. 

381.9 
65.2 
191.7 

251.2 
59.7 
119.9 

159.6 
22.5 
112.0 

331.0 
58.0 
171.4 

279.0 

58.7 
138.8 

174.8 

14.4 

140.3 

377.0 

51.8 

214.3 

337.3 
66.4 
162.8 

304.7 

33.5 

203.1 

297.2 
57.5 
152.2 

448.6 
32.4 
314.2 

497.0 

22.8 
386.1 

178.5 
39.1 
100.2 

186.7 
46.7 
95.5 

370.6 
100.9 
1.34.2 



1 A minus sign (— ) denotes deer ease. 



EQUIPMENT AND TRAFFIC. 



23 



ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF WIRE AND NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, BY STATES, RANKED ACCORDING TO 
MILES OF WIRE IN 1912, WITH PER CENT OF INCREASE: 1912, 1907, AND 1902— Continued. 



Table lO— Continued. 



Census. 



Colorado 

Oklahoma 

Georgia 

Mississippi 

Virginia 

Mabama 

Maine 

Arkansas 

l/ouisiana 

Utah and Wyoming 

West Virginia 

North Carolina 

North Dakota 

New Hampshire 

South Dakota 

South Carolina 

Idaho 

Vermont 

Florida 

Montana 

New Mexico 

Arizona 

Nevada 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



Miles. 



261 
173 

52, 

211 
104 
21 

206, 
187 
54 

1S4 
115 
30, 

161 
108 
46 

152 
134 
32 

141 
94 
14 

141 

98 
24 

13S 
101 
49 

133 
92, 
13 

112 
99, 
56, 

109, 
83 
26, 

76, 
61 



Rank. 



28 



TELEPHOKES. 



Number. 



90 
65, 
24 

116 
68, 
15 



Rank. 



PEB CENT OF INCREASE.' 



Period. 



1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1012 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1012 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 

1902-1912 
1907-1912 
1902-1907 



Miles of 
wire. 



402.7 

50.9 

233.2 

882.3 
101.5 
387.4 

280.5 

9.9 

246.0 

515. 4 

00.1 

284.4 

245.2 
48. 4 
132.6 

363.7 

13.8 

307.5 

907.0 

50.6 

568.6 

481.0 

42.5 

307.6 

180.1 
37.1 
104.3 

915.5 

44.0 

005.0 

98.8 
13.1 

75.7 

317.7 
31.1 
218.7 

699.1 

23.4 

547.6 

312.8 
53.5 



579.6 

10.4 

515.5 

279.1 
40.8 
158.3 

814.3 
55.8 
486.9 

234.3 
50.4 
122.4 

•mo c 

64.2 
96.4 

530.3 

91.1 

229.7 

568.2 

79.8 

271.5 

378. 7 
81.2 
164.2 

602.4 
-2.5 
620.4 



Num- 
ber of 
tele- 
phones. 



268.5 
37.2 
168.6 

0.18. 7 

70.6 

333.0 

274.3 
54.9 
141.7 

199.2 
22.0 
145.3 

197.5 
38.0 
115.6 

297.3 
39.1 
185.7 

389.8 

29.7 

277.6 

303.5 
37.8 
192. 9 

165.6 
30.6 
103.5 

500.4 

18.5 

411.6 

252.0 
29. 1 
172.5 

282. 4 
75.6 
117.8 

657.8 

49.4 

407.1 

302.2 
38.4 
190.7 

534.0 
30.1 
360. 

209.1 
59.0 
94.5 

658.0 

79.7 

321.9 

230.4 
30.2 
153.7 

292.1 
85.1 
111.9 

551.9 
107.0 
215.0 

312.2 
55.5 
165.1 

243.9 
80.9 
90.0 

387.9 

23.5 

294.9 



1 A minus sign (— ) denotes decrease. 



24 



TELEPHONES. 



New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania are the three 
leading states in population and in the telephone 
industry, while California, which ranks twelfth in 
population, holds fourth place in the miles of 
telephone wire. Missouri ranks seventh in popu- 
lation, but stands sixth in telephone wire mileage, 
outranking Massachusetts, which stands sixth in 
population. 

The large area to be covered in some states, such as 
California, Missouri, and Texas, naturally tends to raise 
the ranking of those states in wire mileage, while they 
would not hold such high ranks in the number of 
telephones. There are only six states that have the 



same rank in wire mileage and number of telephones, 
although there are a number in which the variation is 
but slight. The most notable exception is shown for 
Mississippi, which ranks twenty-sixth in miles of wire 
and thirty-fifth in number of telephones. This is 
due to the installation during 1912 of several new 
systems, with a large amount of underground circuit, 
which had not completed the installation of tele- 
phones at the close of the census year. 

The wire mileage in each of the nine geographic 
divisions is given in Table 11, which also shows the 
percentage of increase and the proi:)ortion of wire in 
each division. 



Table 11 


ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF WIRE, BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS, WITH PER CENT 
OF INCREASE AND PER CENT DISTRIBUTION. 


DIVISION. 


Miles of wire. 


Per cent of increase. 


Per cent of total. 




1912 


1907 


1902 


1902- 
1912 


1907- 
1912 


1902- 
1907 


1912 


1907 


1902 


United States 


20, 248, 326 


12,999,364 


4,900,451 


313.2 


5.5.8 


16.5.3 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 






New England 


1,545,252 
5, 035, 019 
4,645,218 
2, 932, 578 
1,121,458 

977, 694 
1,312, .563 

558. 450 
2, 120, 104 


997, 865 

3,056,193 

3,308,021 

2, 043, 383 

875, 173 

714,871 

799, 606 

364,605 

839,647 


408, 337 

1,261,843 

1,466,145 

588, 290 

328, 022 

305, 089 

236, 884 

88,846 

216, 995 


278.4 
299.0 
216.8 
398.5 
241.9 
220.5 
454. 1 
528.6 
877.0 


54.9 
64.7 
40.4 
43.5 
28.1 
36.8 
64.1 
53.2 
152.5 


144.4 
142.2 
125.6 
247.3 
166.8 
1.34.3 
237.6 
310.4 
286.9 


7.6 
24.9 
22.9 
14.5 
5.5 
4.8 
6.5 
2.8 
10.5 


7.7 

23.5 

25.4 

15.7 

6.7 

5.5 

6.2 

2.8 

6.5 


8 3 


Middle Atlantic 


25.8 


East North Central 


29 9 


West North Central 


12 Q 


South Atlantic 


6 7 


East South Central 


6 2 


West South Central 


4 8 


Mountain 


1 8 


Pacific - 


4 4 







The East North Central division had the largest pro- 
portion of wire in 1902 and 1907, while in 1912 the 
Middle Atlantic division was slightly in the lead. At 
each census the Mountain states had the lowest per- 
centage of the total for the United States as a whole, 
while the proportions in the East and West South 
Central divisions, the South Atlantic, and New England 
were of minor importance. Almost one-half of the 
total wire was reported from the Middle Atlantic and 
East North Central divisions at all three censuses. 
The rapid extension of telephone service in the Pacific 
division increased the proportion of wire in those 
states from 4.4 per cent of the total in 1902 to 10.5 
per cent in 1912. 

The companies with an annual income of $5,000 or 
over that operated in two or more states furnished 
separate totals for the wire and telephones in each 
state. The figures for each state in Table 5 (p. 15) 
represent the wire operated by the companies located 
within its borders, and therefore include wire actually 
in adjoining states. 

Table 12 shows the wire mileage and number of 
telephones in each state, excluding that outside of 
the state in which the reporting company was located 



and including that in the state but operated by com- 
panies with offices in adjoining states. This table, 
therefore, shows the true wire mileage and number of 
stations in each state. 

This table shows that in some instances a consider- 
able proportion of the equipment is located in states 
other than those in which the mam offices of the com- 
pany are situated. The state of Missouri is the most 
pronoimced example of this condition. The compa- 
nies in this state operated 56,799 miles of wire and 
14,778 telephones in adjoining states. This equip- 
ment is located principally in Illinois, and serves the 
traffic controlled from the St. Louis offices of the tele- 
phone companies. The companies having their princi- 
pal offices in Oregon reported that 24,657 miles of their 
wire was located in adjoining states, principally in 
Washington. Next to Missouri, Iowa shows the 
largest number of telephones, 3,398, located in ad- 
joining states, principally in Nebraska, the systems 
of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebr., requiring 
an interchange of telephone instruments. Following 
Iowa ia the number of telephones reported outside 
of state are New York, Kentucky, Minnesota, and 
Washington. 



EQUIPMENT AND TRAFFIC. 



25 



ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF WIRE AND NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, BY STATES, WITH WIRE AND TELE- 
PHONES OWNED OUTSIDE OF STATE BY COMPANY REPORTING, AND WITHIN THE STATE BY OUTSIDE 
COMPANIES: 1912. 



Table 12 



United States. 

Alabama 

Arizona 

Arlsansas 

California 

Colorado 

Connecticut 

Delaware 

District of Coluiubia. 

Florida 

Georgia 

Idaho 

Illinois 

Indiana 

Iowa 

Kansas , 

Kentucky 

Louisiana 

Maine 

Maryland 

Massachusetts 

Michigan 

Minnesota 

Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana 

Nebraska 

Nevada 

New Hampshire 

New Jersey 

New Mexico 

New York 

North Carolina 

North Dakota 

Ohio 

Oklahoma 

Oregon 

Pennsylvania 

Rhode Island 

South Carolina 

South Dakota 

Tennessee 

Texas 

Utah 

Vermont 

Virginia 

Washington 

West Virginia 

Wisconsin 

Wyoming 



MILES OF WIRE. 



Net total 
in state. 



20,248,326 



153 
18 

141 : 

1,360 
261 

306, 
48! 

126 
54: 

206; 

61 
1,726 
675 
495 
376, 

345, 
138 
141 
229 
863, 

728, 
050 
184: 
818 
54, 

305 
9; 

75 
644 

22 

2,789 
109 
79 

1,161 
211 

247 

1,597 

102, 

73 

77 

285, 
821 
112: 
54: 
163 

508 

113 

399 

20, 



Reported 
by com- 
panies 
in state. 



20,248,326 




352,544 
138,905 
141,687 
228, 744 
863, 426 

728, 184 
653, 479 
184,616 
874, 334 
64,259 

393, 319 
9, 792 

75,917 
644,984 

22, 492 

2,790,060 

109,110 

76,174 

1,161,032 
211,175 

272, 481 
1,599,975 

102,900 
73,712 
73,921 

287,685 
821,459 
112,726 
54,756 
161,136 

487,079 

112,954 

399,089 

20, 368 



Outside 

of state 

owned by 

reporting 

companies. 



123,163 



22 



126 
461 



15 
123 



232 

834 

8, 826 

212 

8,370 



175 

4,030 

166 

56, 799 

44 

392 
300 



75 
50 

1,325 
104 

1,012 
718 
170 

24,657 
3,711 



2,521 



2,682 
500 



56 



3,623 
600 
118 



Inside 
of state 

owned by 
outside 

companies. 



123, 163 



625 
300 



15 

7 

3,622 
37,910 

8,570 

429 

19,147 

1,492 



1,216 
20 

441 

1,390 
220 
049 

480 

2,505 

461 

51 

82 



383 



4,450 

1,106 

282 

1 

1,285 



20 
5,849 



2,570 

24,657 

1 , 362 

952 

192 



298 



NUMBER OF TELEPHONES. 



Net total 
in state. 



8,729,592 



Reported 
by com- 
panies 
in stale. 



8,729,592 



56, 555 
11,224 
68, 521 
433, 990 
90,397 

104,633 
15,842 
46,603 
32, 434 
96,275 

31,816 
815,436 
356,615 
377,311 
252,758 

128,820 
46, 602 
68,914 
85, 346 

330,007 

335,208 
270,661 

45,886 
389,940 

35,817 

201,308 
5, 696 

40,068 
185,641 

10,331 

907,965 

65,116 

53, 247 

631,872 

116,525 

99, 680 
626,817 
41,664 
33, 269 
67,299 

102,420 

311,582 

34,064 

40,090 

78, 532 

147,087 
80, 578 

250,475 
10,055 



56,292 
11,224 
68,303 
434,002 
90,397 

104, 759 
15,842 
46, 603 
32,426 
96,436 

29,454 
807,253 
354, 550 
380, 294 
245,932 

130,751 
46,602 
68,914 
84,801 

329, 992 

335,074 
272,359 

45,896 
404, 150 

35,537 

201,689 
5,684 

40,017 
185,632 

10,346 

970, 449 

65,152 

51,241 

631,206 

116,217 

99,713 
626,064 
41,664 
33,239 
05,858 

104,353 

311,980 

34,064 

40, 142 

76,652 

150,016 

80, 251 

250,174 

9,946 



Outside 

of state 

owned by 

reporting 

companies. 



40,004 



13 



327 
12 



126 



164 



275 
1,193 
3,398 

128 

2,891 



224 

2,487 

110 

14,778 

20 

386 



50 
15 

3,032 

36 

615 

625 

132 

35 

2,255 



1,941 
467 



52 



2,364 
485 
137 



Inside 
of state 

owned by 
outside 

companies. 



40,004 



276 
"545 



10 
3 

2,362 

8,458 

3,258 

415 

6,954 

960 



545 
15 

358 
789 
100 
5«S 
300 

5 

12 
51 
59 



548 



2,621 

1,291 

440 



30 

2, 070 



09 



35 

812 
438 
109 



Number of telephones. — The term "telephone" as 
used in this report refers to the complete instrument 
or set, consistmg of a transmitter and receiver. The 
report covers all telephones wired for service December 
31, 1912, that were connected through exchanges or 
switchboards, and those on farmer or rural lines, whether 
they were or were not connected with exchanges. It 
does not cover those used exclusively Avithin hotels 
or mercantile or other commercial or private build- 
ings, unless they were connected with outside or public 
exchanges. 

The number of telephones is generally accepted as 
the most satisfactory unit of measurement to deter- 
mine the importance of the industry. The number 
wired for service is almost invariably a matter of record 
or is so well known that it can be readily furnished. 

At the census of 1880 there were 54,319 telephones 
reported. By 1912 the number had increased to 



8,729,592. In addition, there are a considerable num- 
ber of telephones on the wu-es of railway companies 
and in mercantile, manufacturing, and other estab- 
lishments that are not included in the census. The 
total shown, therefore, is somewhat less than the 
actual number wired for use. The total number of 
telephones is shown for each state and geographic 
division in Table 5, and the rank of each state in this 
respect in Table 10. 

There were 15 states for each of which more than 
200,000 telephones were reported in 1912. There 
were 6,555,168 telephones in these states, or 75.1 per 
cent of the total for the United States. Table 13 
shows the number of telephones reported for each of 
these states at the censuses of 1912, 1907, and 1902; 
also the percentage of increase and the percentage that 
the number for each state forms of the total for the 
United States. 



26 



TELEPHONES. 



Table 13 


ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— NUMBER OF TELEPHONES IN STATES HAVING OVER 200,00O 
TELEPHONES IN 1912, ^nTH PER CENT OF INCREASE AND PER CENT DISTRIBUTION. 


STATE. 


1912 


1907 


1902 


Per cent of increase. 


Per cent distribution. 




1902- 
1912 


1907- 
1912 


1902- 
1907 


1912 


1907 


1902 


United States 


8, 729, 592 


6,118,578 


2,371,044 


268.2 


42.7 


158.1 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 








970, 449 
807, 253 
631,206 
626, 064 

434,002 
404, 150 
380, 294 
354, 550 

335,074 
329, 992 
311,980 
272, 359 

250, 174 

245, 932 

201,689 

2, 174, 424 


685,512 
558, 585 
495, 636 
450, 403 

237, 672 
312, 527 
332, 545 
289, 452 

209, 842 
209, 3SJ 
188, 862 
171,479 

158, 875 

200,233 

152, 279 

1, 465, 293 


247,340 
221,008 
224,083 
186, 734 

106,650 
103, 1.55 
138, 400 
136, 561 

95,415 
96,512 
64,736 
63, 192 

62, 992 

41,193 

36, 766 

546,307 


292.4 
265. 3 
181.7 
235.3 

306.9 
291.8 
174.8 
159,6 

251.2 
192.5 
381.9 
331.0 

297.2 
497.0 
448.6 
298.0 


41.0 

44.5 
27.4 
39.0 

82.6 
29.3 
14.4 
22.5 

59.7 
57.6 
6.5.2 
58.8 

57.5 
22.8 
32.4 
48.4 


177.2 
1.52. 7 
121.2 
141.2 

122.9 
203.0 
140.3 
112.0 

119.9 
117.0 
191.7 
171.4 

152.2 
386.1 
314.2 
168.2 


11.1 

9.2 
7.2 
7.2 

5.0 
4.6 
4.4 
4.1 

3.8 
3.8 
3.6 
3.1 

2.9 

2.8 

2.3 

24.9 


11.2 
9.1 
8.1 
7.4 

3.9 
5.1 

5.4 
4.7 

3.4 
3.4 
3.1 
2.8 

2.6 

3.3 

2.5 

23.9 


10.4 


Illinois . 


9.3 


Ohio 


9.4 


Pennsylvania . . 


7.9 


California 


4.5 


Missouri . . . 


4.4 




5.8 


Indiana . . 


5.8 


Michigan . 


4.0 




4.1 


Texas 


2.7 




2.7 


Wisconsin 


2.7 




1.7 




1.6 


All other 


23.0 







During the decade covered by this table the great- 
est increase in the total number of telephones was in 
the five years ending with 1907. There was an increase 
during this period of 3,747,534, or 158.1 per cent, as 
compared with 2,611,014, or 42.7 per cent, from 1907 
to 1912. During the decade there was an increase of 
6,358,548, or 268.2 per cent. New York state contains 
more than 1 1 per cent of the telephones in the coun- 



try, and Illinois 9.2 per cent. With slight variations 
the proportion of telephones in each of these principal 
states has been about the same at each of the three 
censuses. 

Table 14 shows the number of telephones for each 
geographic division, together with the percentages of 
increase and the percentage that the total for each 
division forms of the total for the United States. 



Table 14 


ALL SY.STEMS AND LINES— NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVI.SIONS, WITH 
PER CENT OF INCREASE AND PER CENT DISTRIBUTION. 


DIVISION. 


Number of telephones. 


Per cent of increase. 


Per cent distribution. 




1912 


1907 


1902 


1902- 
1912 


1907- 
1912 


1902- 
1907 


1912 


1907 


1902 


United States 


8,729,592 


6,118,578 


2,371,044 


268.2 


42.7 


158.1 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 




New England 


625, 488 

1,782,145 

2,378,257 

1,621,523 

531,402 

337, 292 

543, 102 

226, 652 

683, 731 


410, 269 

1,252,903 

1,712,390 

1,251,555 

365, 764 

243, 234 

342, 255 

154,061 

386, 147 


166, 167 
483, 0.54 
740, 059 
399, 855 
146, 765 
112,851 
114,939 
48,067 
159, 287 


276.4 
268. 9 
221.4 
305.5 
262. 1 
198.9 
372.5 
371.5 
329.2 


52.5 
42.2 
38.9 
29.6 
45.3 
38.7 
58.7 
47.1 
77.1 


146.9 
159.4 
131.4 
213.0 
149.2 
115.5 
197.8 
220.5 
142.4 


7.2 

20.4 

27.2 

18.6 

6.1 

3.9 

6.2 

2.6 

7.8 


6.7 

20.5 

28.0 

20.5 

6.0 

4.0 

5.6 

2.5 

6.3 


7.0 
20.4 
31.2 
16.9 
6.2 
4.8 
4.8 
2.0 
6.7 


Middle Atlantic 


East North Central 


West North Central 


South Atlantic 


East South Central 


West South Central 


Mountain 


Pacific 





The Middle Atlantic and East North Central di- 
visions reported the largest percentages of the number 
of telephones, their combmed proportion being 47.6 
per cent of the total for the United States. There 
was a slight decrease in the proportions for these two 
divisions and also for the West North Central and the 
East South Central divisions from 1907 to 1912, 
accompanied by a corresponding increase in all other 
divisions. 

The comparison of the number of telephones with 
the population is the most satisfactory comparison 
that can be made to show the development which 
telephone traffic has reached. It is necessary to 
use the total population in maldng this comparison, 
although this includes many persons too young to 
use the telephone, as well as those who live in remote 



districts to which there are no immediate prospects 
of service being extended. 

The average number of telephones per 1,000 of 
population in each state, and the rank of the states in 
this respect, are shown in Table 15 for 1912, 1907, 
and 1902. 

The number of telephones installed has increased 
much more rapidly than the population, the average 
number per 1,000 of population rising from 30 in 1902 
to 91 in 1912. 

Twenty states reported more telephones according 
to population in 1912 than the average for the United 
States, Iowa leading, with 171, followed by Cali- 
fornia and Nebraska, with 168 and 165, respectively. 
South Carolina had the smallest number, 21, although 
this was an increase over 14 in 1907 and 8 in 1902, 



EQUIPMENT AND TRAFFIC. 



27 



Washington, which ranked first in 1907, with 157, 
had only 117 in 1912 and dropped to tenth place. 
Although the increase in telephones in this state was 
55.1 per cent, the gain in population, estimated, was 
103.2 per cent; therefore the ratio was less than that 
at the previous census. 



Table 15 



STATE* 



United States. 



Iowa 

California. 
Nebraska . 
Kansas . . . 
lUinois 



Oregon 

Indiana 

Ohio 

Minnesota. 
Missouri... 



Washington... 

Michigan 

Vermont 

Colorado 

South Dakota. 



Wisconsin 

New York 

Massachusetts . . . 
New Hampshire. 
Maine 



Montana 

Coimecticut and Rhode Island. 

Idaho 

North Dakota 

Utah and Wyoming 



Maryland, Delaware, and District of Co- 
lumbia 

Pennsylvania 

Texas 

New Jersey 

Oklahoma 



West Virginia. 

Nevada 

Kentucky 

Arizona 

Tennessee 



Arkansas 

Florida 

Georgia 

Virginia 

New Mexico . 



North Carolina. 

Louisiana , 

Alabama , 

Mississippi 

South Carolina. 



ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— NUMBEE 
OF TELEPHONES PER 1,000 OP POPU- 
LATION AND RANK OF STATES IN 
THIS RESPECT. 



Telephones 
per 1,000 of 
population.' 



1912 1907 



165 
141 
139 

136 
129 
129 
127 
121 

117 
116 
112 
105 
105 

105 
102 
94 
92 
92 



29 



72 



151 
142 
142 
121 
101 

102 
106 
110 
83 
92 

157 
80 
88 
105 
102 



67 
109 
40 
4£ 
32 

Si 



IS 



U 



1902 



30 



U 



Ranlc. 



1912 



1907 



1902 



12 
10 
10 
16 
20 

20 
16 

18 
20 
21 



1 Italics indicate averages less than that for the United States as a ■whole. 

As shown by Table 16, there is a considerable varia- 
tion in the number of telephones per 1,000 of popu- 
lation in the different geographic divisions. 

The Pacific division reported the greatest number of 
telephones per 1,000 of population at each of the three 
censuses, having 149 in 1912, 138 in 1907, and 63 in 
1902. The East South Central division reported the 
smallest, 39 in 1912, 29 in 1907, and 15 in 1902. 

The increase in the number of telephones for each 
1,000 of population in the United States as a whole 
for the period 1907-1912 was only 26.4 per cent, com- 
pared with 133.3 per cent for the preceding period 
and 203.3 per cent for the decade. The percentages 



of increase from 1907 to 1912 were fairly uniform, 
except in the case of the Mountain and Pacific 
divisions, in which the increases were only 3.9 and 8 
per cent, respectively. The percentages of increase 
in other divisions ranged from 23.6 for the West North 
Central to 37.3 for New England. The extremely low 
rates of increase in the Mountain and Pacific divisions 
for this latter five-year period are accounted for by 
their rapid increase in population. 



Table 16 


ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— TELEPHONES PER 1,000 
OF POPULATION AND PER CENT OF INCREASE, 
BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS. 


DIVISIGN. 


1912 


1907 


1902 


Per cent of increase. 




1902- 
1912 


1907- 
1912 


1902- 
1907 


United States 


91 


72 


30 


203.3 


26.4 


140.0 








92 

88 
127 
136 
42 
39 
58 
80 
149 


67 
71 
97 

110 
32 
29 
43 
77 

138 


29 
30 
45 
38 
14 
15 
17 
27 
63 


217.2 
193.3 
182.2 
257.9 
200.0 
160.0 
241.2 
196.3 
136.5 


37.3 
23.9 
30.9 
23.6 
31.3 
34.5 
34.9 
3.9 
8.0 


131.0 


Middle Atlantic .... 


136.7 


East Nortli Central 


115.6 


West North Central 


189.5 


South Atlantic 


128.6 


East South Central 


93.3 


West South Central 


152. 9 


Mountain 


185.2 


Pacific 


119.0 







Rural telephones. — There is no clear line of demarca- 
tion between urban and rural telephone systems. The 
statistics for the systems which had their principal 
offices in places with a population of 4,000 or more 
were given for the censuses of 1902 and 1907 as repre- 
senting the urban districts, all other systems and lines 
being classed as rural. This classification, however, 
was unsatisfactory because many of the systems that 
had their principal offices in places of 4,000 inhabitants 
or more extended their fines into the surrounding rural 
districts. By 1912 these extensions into the rural 
districts had become so great that it was believed the 
classification, if adopted, would be misleading. It was 
also found impracticable to obtain separate statistics 
for different cities from companies that operated in two 
or more places of 4,000 population or over. 

At prior censuses the larger telephone companies re- 
ported separately the number of telephones on their 
rural lines. This was combined with the number 
reported by mutual systems and farmer or rural fines, 
the total being accepted as representing the rural tele- 
phones. The extension of the industry, however, was 
so rapid during the period from 1907 to 1912 that a 
classification of this character was practically impossi- 
ble at the last census. 

The only practicable segregation apparent was one 
based on the size of the companies or systems. Of 
the 32,261 telephone systems and lines for which sta- 
tistics are included in the present report, there were 
30,317 that reported an annual income of less than 
$5,000, and no statistics other than the miles of wire 
and number of telephones were collected for them. 

These statistics for the two classes of companies, (A) 
those with an annual income of $5,000 and over, and 



28 



TELEPHONES. 



(B) those with an income of less than that amount, for 
1907 and 1912, are given for each geographic division 
in Table 17. 

Systems having an annual income of $5,000 or more 
controlled larger proportions of both the miles of 
wire and the number of telephones in 1912 than in 
1907, operating 93.9 per cent of the wire and 83.9 
per cent of the telephones in 1912, as compared with 
91.7 per cent of the wire and 80.2 per cent of the 
telephones in 1907. The same conditions existed in 
all geographic divisions with the exception of the East 
South Central, where the wire used by the smaller 



systems and lines increased from 7.5 per cent to 8.3 
per cent of the total and the telephones from 18.9 per 
cent to 22.5 per cent, and the South Atlantic and 
Mountain divisions, in which the proportions of tele- 
phones installed by the larger companies showed a 
slight decrease. The wire mileage of systems reporting 
an annual income of less than $5,000 formed only 6.1 
per cent of the total for all systems, and the telephones 
operated by them 16.1 per cent. Therefore, whUe the 
operations of these small systems assume considerable 
proportions, they form a comparatively small part of 
the telephone business of the country. 



Table 17 


Census. 


ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF WIRE AND NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, BY CLASS OF COMPANIES: 1912 AND 1907 




Total. 


Miles of wire. 


Number of telephones. 


Per cent of total. 


DIVISION. 


Miles of wire. 


Number of 
telephones. 




Miles of 
wire. 


Number of 
telephones. 


Class A. 

Income 

$3,000 

or more. 


Class B. 

Income 

less than 

$5,000. 


Class A. 
Income 
$5,000 

or more. 


Class B. 

Income 
less than 

$5,000. 


Class A. 


Class B. 


Class A. 


Class B. 




1912 
1907 

1912 
1907 

1912 
1907 

1912 
1907 

1912 
1907 

1912 
1907 

1912 
1907 

1912 
1907 

1912 
1907 

1912 
1907 


20,248,326 
12,999,364 


8,729,592 
6,118,578 


19,019,391 
11,921,960 


1,228,935 
1,077,404 


7,326,748 
4,906,693 


1,402,844 
1,211,885 


93.9 
91.7 


6.1 
8.3 


83.9 
80.2 


16 1 




19.8 




1,545,232 
997,865 

5,035,019 
3,056,193 

4,645,218 
3,308,021 

2,932,578 
2,043,383 

1,121,458 
875, 173 

977, 694 
714,871 

1,312,553 
799,606 

558, 450 
364,605 

2,120,104 
839, 647 


625,488 
410,269 

1,782,145 
1,252,903 

2,378,257 
1,712,390 

1,621,523 
1,251,555 

531,402 
365, 764 

337,292 
243,234 

543, 102 
342,255 

226,652 
154,061 

683,731 
386, 147 


1,523,273 
973,915 

4,949,078 
2,985,774 

4,353,416 
3,011,164 

2,530,833 
1,664,769 

1,016,144 
790,932 

896,912 
661,470 

1,152,823 
692, 602 

525,976 
342, 413 

2,070,936 
798,921 


21,979 
23,950 

85,941 
70,419 

291,802 
296,857 

401,745 
378,614 

105,314 
84,241 

80,782 
53,401 

159,730 
107,004 

32, 474 
22, 192 

49, 168 
40, 72G 


600,207 
384,413 

1,675,681 
1,167,667 

2,020,802 
1,360,544 

1,109,-359 
767,050 

428,311 
296,271 

261,294 
197,291 

387,022 
239, 746 

204,508 
141,339 

639,564 
352,372 


25,281 
25,856 

106, 464 
85,236 

357, 455 
3.51,846 

512,164 
484,505 

103,091 
69, 493 

75,998 
45,943 

156,080 
102,509 

22, 144 
12,722 

44,167 
33, 775 


98.6 
97.6 

98.3 
97.6 

93.7 
91.0 

86.3 
81.5 

90.6 
90.4 

91.7 
92.5 

87.8 
86.6 

94.2 
93.9 

97.7 
95.1 


1.4 
2.4 

1.7 
2.4 

6.3 
9.0 

13.7 
18.5 

9.4 
9.6 

8.3 
7.5 

12.2 
13.' 4 

5.8 
6.1 

2.3 
4.9 


96.0 
93.7 

94.0 
93.2 

85.0 
79.5 

68.4 
61.3 

80.6 
81.0 

77.5 
81.1 

71.3 
70.0 

90.2 
91.7 

93.5 
91.3 


4.0 
6.3 

6 


Middle Atlantic . ... 


East North Central 


6.8 

5.0 
20.5 

31.6 
38.7 

19.4 
19.0 

22.5 
18.9 

28.7 
30.0 

9.8 
8.3 

6.5 

8.7 


West North Central 




East South Central 


West South Central 


Mountain 


Pacific 





The group of companies with incomes of less than 
$5,000 is composed largely of the small farmer and 
rural lines, but also includes the systems that are 
located in the smaller cities and towns. It represents 
the telephone business carried on independently of the 
large companies that operate principally in the im- 
portant cities and their suburbs. The number of sys- 
tems of this class, together with the miles of wire and 
number of telephones, for 1912 and 1907, is given in 
Table 18. 

The statistics in this table may be accepted as indi- 
cating in a general way the telephone operations in 
the smaller cities, towns, and rural districts in so far 
as that service is carried on independently of the larger 
commercial companies. In accepting the statistics in 
this table it must be understood that in many instances 
the companies with annual incomes of $5,000 or more, 
as well as those with incomes of less than that amount, 
operate in the same community. 



As previously explained, a telephone system which 
is counted as a unit for census purposes may include a 
number of lines which are operated largely independ- 
ently; therefore the increase in the number of lines 
from 21,335 in 1907 to 30,317 in 1912, or 42.1 per cent, 
is no indication of the actual increase. 

During the live years the wire mileage of the small 
companies increased by 151,531, or 14.1 per cent, and 
the number of telephones by 190,959, or 15.8 per cent. 
The greatest percentage of increase in miles of wire 
was reported for the East South Central division, and 
in the number of telephones, for the Mountain division; 
while for the New England division an actual decrease 
was shown in both particulars. Decreases appear for 
the miles of wire in 14 states, and for the number of 
telephones in 13 states. The only divisions in which all 
the states reported increases both in miles of wire and 
number of telephones are the West South Central and 
the Pacific. 



EQUIPMENT AND TRAFFIC. 



29 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF LESS THAN $5,000, INCLUDING FARMER OR RURAL 
LINES— NUMBER OF SYSTEMS, MILES OF WIRE, AND NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS 
• AND STATES: 1912 AND 1907. 



Tablo 18 


NUMBER OF SYSTEMS 
or LINES. 


MaES OF WIRE. 


NUMBER OP TELEPHONES. 


PER CENT OP INCREASE.' 


DIVISION AND STATE. 


1912 


1907 


1912 


1907 


1912 


1907 


Number of 

systems or 

lines. 


Miles of 
wire. 


Number of 
telephones. 


United States 


30,317 


21,335 


1,228,935 


1,077,404 


1,402,844 


1,211,885 


42.1 


14.1 


15.8 






OEOGRAPnic divisions: 

New England 


328 
2, lis 
4,296 
10, 128 
2,607 
2,928 
5,717 

937 
l,2oS 


319 
1,400 
4,375 
9,176 
1,279 
1, 138 
2, 187 

425 
1,036 


21,979 
85,941 
291,802 
401,745 
105,314 
80, 782 
159, 730 
32, 474 
49, 168 


23, 950 

70,419 
296, S57 
378, 614 
84,2.11 
53,401 
107,004 
22, 192 
40, 726 


25,281 
106,464 
357, 455 
512, 164 
103,091 

75,998 
156, 080 

22, 144 

44, 167 


25,856 

85,236 

351,846 

484,505 

69, 493 

45,943 

102, 509 

12, 722 

33, 775 


2.8 

51.3 

— 1.8 

10.4 

103.8 

157.3 

161.4 

120. 5 

21.4 


—8.2 
22.0 

—1.7 
6.1 
25.0 
51.3 
49.3 
46.3 
20 .'i 


—2.2 


Middle Atlantic 


24.9 


East North Central 


1.6 


West North Central 


5.7 


South Atlantic 


48.3 


East South Central 


65.4 


West South Central. 


52 3 


MountaiD 


74.1 


Pacific 


30.8 






New England: 

Maine 


157 
62 
81 
25 

''' 3 

778 

90 

1,250 

572 
947 
1,091 
975 
711 

1,295 

3,298 

2,212 

313 

436 

797 

1,747 

50 
149 
318 
285 
603 
384 
751 

67 

946 

1,061 

476 

445 

1,023 

180 

1,336 

3,178 

144 

197 

125 

315 

63 

33 

42 

18 

334 
303 

621 


138 
54 
85 
30 
2 
10 

831 

20 
549 

803 
754 
1,672 
498 
648 

770 

3,316 

2,577 

238 

306 

812 

1, 157 

1 

17 
273 
177 
388 
136 
200 

87 

387 
199 
289 
263 

516 
64 
693 
914 

89 
79 
64 
97 
37 
31 
13 
15 

467 
287 
282 


9,560 
3,567 
6,369 
2,319 

'-' 164 

31,708 

2,794 

51,439 

51,816 
65, 099 
80, 646 
38,513 
55, 728 

55, 596 
84, 429 
94,622 
17, 662 
22, 757 
43,673 
83,006 

595 
3,268 
19,113 
18,557 
26,573 
10,931 
20,854 
6,423 

28, 332 

30, 726 

12, 726 

8,998 

21,249 

3,657 

41,120 

93,704 

7,087 
5,811 
4,734 
7,399 
2,074 
1,428 
3,048 
893 

16,729 
14, 763 
17,670 


7,815 
5,078 
7,144 
2,386 
403 
1,124 

32,221 

2,887 
35,311 

54,203 
75, 408 
96,111 
27,085 
44.050 

44,590 
92, 452 
92,917 
11,649 
16,380 
46,348 
74,278 

10 
2,536 
16, 871 
14,148 
23,556 
10, 245 
10, 582 
6,293 

20, 354 
12,525 
9,208 
11,314 

17,993 

3,012 

22, 982 

63, 017 

4,839 
3,387 
2,993 
5,409 
2,298 
1,269 
949 
1,048 

13,743 
13,077 
13, 906 


10,926 
3,965 
8,644 
1,489 

(') 

257 

47,313 

3,213 

55,938 

63, 633 
80, 259 
103, 023 
46,920 
63, 620 

64,019 
137,331 
118,678 
18, 326 
26, 559 
45, 070 
102, 181 

632 
3,115 

19,^84 
25,218 
23,975 

8,368 
17,572 

4,527 

30, 577 

25, 636 

12,148 

7,637 

22,560 

2,696 

61,002 

79,822 

4,349 
5,979 
2,475 
4,511 
1,299 
1,096 
2,046 
389 

15,976 
14,790 
13, 401 


9,288 
4,575 
8,716 
2, 182 
170 
926 

47,631 
2,460 
35, 145 

63, 7.85 
86, 960 
124,067 
30, 579 
46,455 

45,595 
144, 607 
119,584 
13,252 
20, 604 
44,761 
96, 102 

41 

2,688 
16,578 
15, 435 
14,725 
5,518 
9, 692 
4,816 

18,626 
10, 773 
8,008 
8,536 

17,288 

2,244 

31,367 

51,610 

2,469 

2,651 

1,368 

3,047 

1,157 

918 

610 

502 

12, 407 
12,458 
8,910 


13.8 

14.8 

—4.7 

—16.7 


22.3 

-29.8 
—10.8 

-2.8 


17.6 


New Hampshire 


—13.3 


Vermont 


—0.8 




—31.8 






Connecticut 


—70.0 

—6.4 
350.0 
127.7 

—28. 8 
25.6 

-34.7 

95.8 

9.7 

68.2 

—0.5 

—14.2 

44.1 

42.5 
-1.8 

61.0 

4, 900. 
776.6 
16.5 
61.0 
55.4 
182.4 
275.5 
—23.0 

144.4 

433.2 

64.7 

69.2 

98.3 
181. 2 

92.8 
247.7 

61.8 
149.4 

95.3 
224.7 

70.3 

6.5 

223. 1 

20.0 

—28.5 

5.6 

120.2 


-85.4 

-1.6 

—3.2 

45.7 

—4.4 

-13.7 

—16.1 

42.2 

26.5 

24.7 

—8.7 

1.8 

51.6 

38.9 
—5.8 

11.8 

5,860.0 
28.9 
13.3 
31.2 
12.8 
6.7 
97.1 
—13.8 

39.2 

145.3 

38. 2 

—20.5 

18.1 
21.4 

78.9 
48.7 

46.6 
71.0 
58.2 
36.8 

—9.7 
12.5 

221.2 
—14.8 

21.7 
12.9 
27.1 


—72.2 


Middle Atlantic: 

New York 


—0.7 


New Jersey 


30. b 


Pennsylvania 


59.2 


East Noeth Central: 

Ohio . 


—0.2 


Indiana 


—7.7 




-17.0 


Michigan.. 


53.4 


Wisconsin 


36.9 


"West North Central: 

Minnesota 


40.4 




-5.0 


Missouri... 


-0.8 


North Dakota 


38.3 




28.9 


Nebraska 


0.7 


Kansas 


6.3 


South Atlantic: 

Delaware 


1,441.5 




15.9 




18.7 


West Virginia 


63.4 




62.8 


South Carolina 


51.6 




81.3 


Florida 


—6.0 


East South Central: 


64.2 


Tennessee . 


138.0 




51.7 


Mississippi 


—10.5 


West South Central: 

Arkansas 


30.5 


Louisiana 


20.1 




62.6 


Texas 


64.7 


Mountain: 

Montana 


76.1 




125.5 


Wyoming 


80.9 


Colorado 


48.0 




12.3 


Arizona 


19.4 


Utah.. 


236.4 




—22.5 


Pacific: 


28.8 


Orej^on . 


18.7 




50.4 







1 A minus sign ( — ) denofes decrease. 



2 No systems reported annual incomes of less than $5,000. 



30 



TELEPHONES. 



Number of central offices or exchanges. — The tele- 
phone companies and systems that had an annual in- 
come of $5,000 or more for 1912 reported the number 
of public exchange offices and private-branch ex- 
changes. A retabulation was made of the reports for 
1907 so as to show the statistics for the same class of 
companies for that census. It was impossible to make 
a retabulation of the reports for 1902, and therefore 
the statistics are confuted to the last two censuses. 

For census purposes the "exchange," or "central 
office," is defined as the place or office in which lines 
for the use of the general public are interconnected by 
means of a switchboard. The word "exchange," when 
used by itself in this report, refers to the public ex- 
change and not to the private-branch exchange, which 
consists of a switchboard located within a business 
building, apartment house, hotel, or private establish- 
ment, and serving as a means of connection for wires 
between buildings, departments, offices, or rooms as 
well as with the central office or exchange. 

The two kinds of exchanges are established for 
separate and distinct purposes. The "central" ex- 
change is for the use of the general public in making 
connections between distant points and distinctive 
interests. The private exchange is for the exclusive 
benefit of the establishment in which it is located. 

The combination of the statistics for the two classes 
of exchanges would have but little, if any, significance. 
In fact, a total of all exchanges would be misleading. 
The following statement shows the amount of this 
class of equipment. 



CENSUS. 


NUMBER OF 
EXCHANGES.' 


Public. 


Private 
branch. 


1912 


11,515 
10,631 


5T 651 


1907 


28,276 





' Only systems reporting annual incomes of $5,000 or more. 

During the period from 1907 to 1912 there was a 
slight increase in the number of public exchanges and 
a very large increase in the private-branch exchanges. 
The installation of private-branch exchanges in hotels 
and manufacturing and mercantile establislmients has 
become quite general. They insure quick and satisfac- 
tory communication between different rooms and de- 
partments, .and arc now considered a necessity in every 
institution of any magnitude. 

The exchange or central is an adjunct of the larger 
telephone companies, and •the statistics for companies 
with an annual income of $5,000 and over cover the 
majority of them. At the same time, there are a num- 
ber of public exchanges operated by the smaller com- 
panies, and the 11,515 must not be accepted as the 
total number of such exchanges. 



The private-branch exchange is even to a greater 
extent characteristic of the large companies, and it is 
probable that the total of 52,651 shown in the fore- 
going statement represents approximately the actual 
number wired for use. 

The number of public exchanges in each state is 
given in Table 30 and the nxmiber of private-branch 
exchanges in Table 31. 

Messages or talks. — The word "traffic" is generally 
used to indicate the amount of business, or in other 
words the number of messages, passing over the wires. 
Each message sent by a subscriber is usually an origi- 
nating call and may be either a few words or a long 
conversation. For this reason the number of calls does 
not represent the extent to which the equipment is 
used. All systems reporting an annual income of 
$5,000 or more in 1912 were required to report the 
number of messages originating on their lines during 
the year. To avoid duplication, only the original calls 
were included. It was not thought advisable to re- 
quire the smaller companies or independent farmer 
lines to report the number of messages, as it had been 
found at previous censuses that they could not furnish 
reliable data. No doubt a large number of messages 
passing over lines of this character were included by 
the larger companies, which in many cases perform 
switching service for them. It was of course impossi- 
ble to obtain information as to messages passing over 
private-branch wires and party lines when calls on 
such lines did not require interconnection at public 
or central exchanges. Local exchange messages were 
reported separately from long-distance and toll mes- 
sages. Messages through one central office, or within 
the same exchange district, were counted as exchange 
messages, as they do not include any interchange of 
business between separate companies or separate 
exchange systems. Long-distance and toll messages 
are those between different exchanges. 

The traffic statistics were reported in reply to the 
following inquiry: "Estimated total number of mes- 
sages or talks (originating calls) handled by the 
exchange system during the year (do not include 
interior private-branch calls)." It is presumed that 
in reply to this question each company reported only 
the completed calls originating on its lines; in other 
words, only those calls in response to wliich the sub- 
scriber was successful in getting the number with 
which he wished to communicate, as distinct from 
calls in response to which the operator reported "Line 
busy" or "Does not answer." Some of the systems, 
however, may have included originating cafis not nec- 
essarily completed, but if so the number is relatively 
small and does not seriously affect the comparative 
value of the statistics. 

In considering traffic statistics it must be re- 
membered that the quantity of traffic is very largely 



EQUIPMENT AND TRAFFIC. 



31 



estimated. Many of the larger companies make an 
actual count of the messages handled during a certain 
period of each month, and this is used by them as a 
basis for computing the amount of yearly business. 
Other companies, however, keep no records on which 
reliable estimates can be based. In this connection 
it should be stated that the figures for 1912 are prob- 
ably more accurate than those for any prior census, 
because a larger proportion of the companies kept 
records in 1912 than in previous years. 

Of the 1,91G systems reporting annual incomes of 
$5,000 or more in 1912, 299 failed to estimate the 
number of messages passing o"ver their lines, and for 
these systems estimates were prepared by the Bureau 
of the Census, based on the average number of mes- 
sages per telephone as computed from the reports of 
companies that furnished complete statistics. Of the 
13,735,658,245 messages shown for the United States 
in 1912, 409,821,376, or 3.4 per cent, were estimated 
in this manner. 

Table 19 shows the numbers of exchange and long- 
distance or toll messages for 1912, 1907, and 1902, 
together with the percentage which each class formed 
of the total number of messages reported at each 
census. 



Table 19 


TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF $5,000 
OR MORE— MESSAGES CLASSIFIED AS EXCHANGE AND LONG- 
DISTANCE: 1912, 1907, AND 1902. 


CENSUS. 


Number of messages. 


Percent of 
total. 




Total. 


Exchange. 


Long- 
distance 
or toll. 


Ex- 
change. 


Long- 
dis- 
tance 
or toll. 


191X 


13, 735, 658, 245 
10,400,4,33,958 
5,070,554,553 


13, 394, 885, 442 
10,l(i0,ti30,944 
4,949,849,709 


340,772,803 
239,803,014 
120, 704, 844 


97.5 
97.7 
97.6 


2.5 


1907 


2.3 


1902 


2.4 







The statistics for 1912 and 1907 represent the 
companies reporting annual incomes of $5,000 and 
over, while those for 1902 are for all companies that 
had exchanges. The table shows that there has been 
very little variation in the proportions of exchange 
and long-distance messages. 

The percentages of increase in these two classes of 
messages and the average annual numbers per tele- 
phone are shown in the following statement: 





PER CENT OF INCREASE. 


Census. 


AVERAGE ANNUAL NUM- 
BER OF MESSAGES PER 
TELEPHONE. 


PERIOD. 


Total. 


Ex- 
change. 


Long- 
dis- 
tance 
or toU. 


Total. 


Ex- 
change. 


Long- 
dis- 
tance 
or toll. 


1902-1912 


170.9 
32.1 
105.1 


170. 6 
31.8 
105.3 


182.3 
42.1 

98.7 


1912... 
1907. . . 
1902. . . 


1,875 
2,120 
2,190 


1,828 
2,071 
2,138 


47 


1907-1912 


49 


1902-1907 


52 







Table 20 presents the number of messages or talks, 
by geographic divisions and states, for each of the three 
censuses, together with the estimated number of mes- 
sages per telephone per day. In computing the daily 
average 325 was used as a divisor because, as a rule, 
it represents the number of days on which switch- 
boards are used to their full capacity. The figures 
for 1902 are not strictly comparable with those for 
the other years, as they include data for all systems 
operating s\vitchboards, whether large or small. 

The total estimated number of messages reported 
for 1912, by systems reporting annual mcomes of 
$5,000 or more, for the United States as a whole, is 
13,735,658,245, a gain of 3,335,224,287, or 32.1 per 
cent, since 1907, as compared with an increase of 
5,329,879,405, or 105.1 per cent, during the preceding 
five years. The East North Central division led in 
the amount of traffic, with 4,025,906,387 messages, fol- 
lowed by the Middle Atlantic division, with 2,422,- 
868,241, and the West North Central division, with 
2,238,770,606. Tliese three divisions reported 63.2per 
cent of the traffic for the entire United States, com- 
pared with 64.2 per cent in 1907 and 66.1 per cent in 
1902. The percentage of increase for the decade was 
greatest in the Mountain division, where it was 325.3 
per cent. The West South Central followed, with 255.6 
percent. This division, however, showed the greatest 
gain for the five years from 1907 to 1912, reporting 67 
per cent for that period. It was followed closely by 
the Pacific division, with an increase of 64.4 per cent 
for the five-year period. In Table 6, on page 17, the 
percentages of increase for the decade and for each of 
the five-year periods are shown, and in Table 7 the 
percentage distribution is given, in both instances by 
geographic divisions. 

Ohio, although standing only fourth in number of 
telephones, led all other states in traffic, reporting 
1,301,503,565 messages, a gain of 742,795,764 for 
the decade, or 132.9 per cent, while for the five years 
1907-1912 the increase was 29.3 per cent and for the 
preceding census period 81.5 per cent. New York, 
Illinois, and Pennsylvania each reported more tele- 
phones than Ohio, and followed that state closely in 
the number of messages. 

The apparent decrease shown by the six states, Ala- 
bama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Dakota, 
and West Virginia, from 1907 to 1912, is not due to an 
actual decrease in the use of the telephone but to 
overestimates some of the larger companies made at 
the census of 1907. 

Although the total number of talks has greatly in- 
creased at each census, the average number of messages 
per telephone per day has decreased, this average in 1 9 1 2 
being 5.8, compared with 6.5 and 6.7 in 1907 and 1902, 
respectively. The decrease is attributed to the in- 
crease in the number of telephones per 1 ,000 population 
(see Table 5) and the extensive adoption of "limited" 
or ' ' measured-service ' ' rates. 



32 



TELEPHONES. 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF $5,000 OR MORE— ESTIMATED NUMBER OF MESSAGES 
OR TALKS AND THE NUMBER OF MESSAGES OR TALKS PER TELEPHONE PER DAY, BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVI- 
SIONS AND STATES: 1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



Table 20 

DIVISION AND STATE. 



United States. 



Geographic divisions: 

New England 

Middle Atlantic 

Ea.st North Central 

West North Central 

South Atlantic 

East South Central 

West South Central 

Mountain 

Pacific 

New England: 

Maine 

New Hampshire 

Vermont 

Massachusetts 

Connecticut and Rhode Is 
land. 

Middle Atlantic: 

New York 

New Jersey 

Peimsylvania 

East North Central: 

Ohio 

ludiana 

Illinois 

Michigan 

Wisconsin 

West North Central: 

Minnesota 

Iowa 

Missouri 

North Dakota 

South Dakota 



Census 



1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1007 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



Number of 
telephones. 



7,326,748 
4, 906, 693 
2,315,297 



600,207 
3>84,413 
166, 103 
1,675,681 
1, 167, 607 
481,567 

2,020,802 

1,360,544 

721, 549 

1,109,359 

767, 050 
369, 619 

428,311 
296,271 
143,314 

261,294 
197,291 
111,472 

387, 022 
239, 746 
114,527 

204, 508 
141,339 
47,953 

639,564 
3.52,372 
139,193 



57, 988 
43,846 
14,045 

36,052 

24,345 

9,949 

31,498 
22,117 
12,112 

328, 503 

207, 201 

96,512 

146, 166 

86, 904 
33, 485 

923, 136 
637, 881 
246, 015 

182,419 
114,528 
48,980 

570, 126 
41.5, 258 

186. 572 

567. 573 
431,851 
222, 767 

274, 291 
202, 492 
132,489 

704,230 
434,518 
211, 187 

288, 154 
179, 263 
93, 961 

186,554 
112,420 
61, 145 

208,340 
125, 884 
62, 039 

242,. 963 
1S7, 938 
120,017 

285,472 
192, 943 
93,371 

32,915 

20, 835 
6,762 

39,299 
27, 801 
10,305 



estimated numher of 
messages or talks. 



Total. 



13,735,658,245 
10,400,433,958 
2 5,070,554,553 



810, 524, 037 
572, 523, 863 
298, 292, 134 

2,422,868,241 

1,947,571,139 

909,887,064 

4,025,906,387 
3,067,416,613 
1,733,817,138 

2, 238, 770, 606 

1, 664, 198, 498 

712,440,737 

869, 439, 943 
749,939,9.S4 
353, 559, 870 
662, 046, 512 
731, 000, 90S 
377, 950, 187 
1,079,517,948 
646,501,299 
303, 547, 439 

435,316,129 
299,270,086 
102,374,364 

1,191,218,442 
722,010,968 
278,685,620 



84,033,152 
73, 197, 982 
21,923,915 

49,984.600 
36,537,513 
16, 987, 012 

48,306,101 
35,666,768 
19,075,847 

401,817,540 
298,824,440 
183,115,320 

226,382,644 
128,297,160 
57, 190, 040 

1,297,849,047 

1,034. 651,, 594 

360, 098, 123 

192,311,511 
138, 914, 642 
66,171,223 

932, 707, 683 
774,004,903 
493,617,718 

1,301,503,565 

1,014,222,376 

558,707,801 

583,621,519 
498,560,085 
294,657,565 

1,105,751,431 
833, 749, 155 
541,161,932 

694,363,2,58 
413.557,846 
237,695,112 

340, 666, 614 
307,327,151 
101,594,728 

418,720,464 
274,434,452 
113,124,262 

471,126,059 
336, 184, 981 
193, 054, 738 

655,616,330 
468. 1.38, 352 
242,309,227 

49,861.643 
39.874,764 
14, 106, 733 

47,881,574 
60, .548, 810 
17,919,604 



Per tele- 
phone 
per day.' 



5.8 
6.5 
6.7 



4.2 
4.6 
5.5 

4.4 
5.1 

5.8 

6.1 
7.6 
7.4 

6.2 
6.7 
5.9 

6.2 

7.8 
7.6 

7.8 
11.4 
10.4 

8.6 
8.3 
8.2 

6.6 
6.5 
6.6 

5.7 
6.3 
5.4 



4.5 
5.1 

4.8 

4.3 
4.6 
5.3 

4.7 
5.0 
4.8 

3.8 
4.4 
6.8 

4.8 
4.5 
5.3 

4.3 
5.0 
4.5 

3.2 
3.7 
3.5 

5.0 

5.7 
8.1 

7.1 

7.2 
7.7 

6.6 

7.6 
6.8 

4.8 
6.9 
7.9 
7.4 
7.1 
7.8 

5.6 
8.4 
6.1 



5.6 

6.0 
6.5 
5.0 

7.1 
7.5 
8.0 

4.7 
4.6 
6.9 

3.7 
6.7 
5.4 



divlsion and state. 



West North Central— Con. 
Nebraska 



Kansas . 



South Atlantic: 

Maryland, Delaware, and 
District of Columbia. 



Virginia 

West Virginia 

North Carolina 

South Carolina 

Georgia 

Florida 

East South Central: 
Kentucky 

Tennessee 

Alabama 

Mississippi 

West South Central: 
Arkansas 

Louisiana 

Oklahoma 

Texas 

Mountain: 

Montana 

Idaho 

Colorado 

New Mexico 

Arizona 

Utah and Wyoming 

Nevada 

Pacific: 

Washington 

Oregon 

California 



Census 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



Number of 
telephones. 



156,619 
107,518 
36, 153 



143 

104, 
40, 

143 

107, 
36, 

56, 
38, 
24 

56, 
46, 
22, 

41 
22 
16, 

24 
15 

10 

78, 
62, 
25, 

27, 
12 



100, 

75, 
46, 

78, 

6o: 

36, 

44, 
31 

38, 
29 
16 

45 
32 
16, 
43 
33 
17; 
65, 
36 
15, 

232, 
137: 
64 

31 
14 

6, 
23 
13 

3, 

85 
62; 
24, 

9 
6 
2 

10, 
6 
3 

39 
35, 

7, 

S, 
4 
1 

134, 
86, 
31 

84, 
37, 
21 
420, 
228, 
106, 



estimated number op 
messages or talks. 



Total. 



291,615, 

246,047, 

73,227, 


303,949, 

238, 969, 

68,699, 


177,755, 
165, 995, 
70, 981, 


164,421, 
115,354, 
65, 494, 


103, 255, 
109,065 
41, 605, 


90,831 
80,667 
36, 4S5, 


68, 170 
51,558 
23, 893, 


206, 631 
187,647 
96, 192, 


58,374 
39, 6.;o 
18, 906, 


287,807 
276,476 
143, 101, 


188, 865 
231,218, 
128, 274, 


100, 983 
102, 736 
46, 158 


84,389 
120, 569 
60,414 


124, 445 
71,9.50 
36, 716, 


101,597 
120, 647 
68,083 


163, 999, 
108, 725 
31,667, 


689, 474 
345, 177, 
167, 079, 


74, 199, 
18, 869 
11,332, 


45,634, 
24, 883, 
6, 451, 


166,041, 
138, 203, 
60, 258, 


20, 174, 
12, 548, 
4,297, 


11,573, 
10, 379, 
6, 072, 


110,244, 
87, 596, 
13,531, 


8,497, 
6, 788, 
1, 409, 


295,273, 
200, 184, 
64, 623, 


170, 066, 
83,833, 
35, 777, 


725, 879, 
437, 992, 
178,284, 



Per tele- 
phone 
perda.v.' 



I Computed for 325 days to the year. 



' Exclusive of independent farmer or rural lines. 



EQUIPMENT AND TRAFFIC. 



33 



The "West South Central division, with an average of 
8.6, ranks first among the geographic divisions in the 
number of messages per telephone per day, and is 
the only division reporting an increase. The New 
England and Middle Atlantic divisions reported the 
lowest averages, 4.2 and 4.4, respectively; and among 
the states Texas reported the greatest average, 9.1, 
and New Jersey the lowest, only 3.2. Only nine states 
reported an increase, compared with 29 in 1907. 

Traffic and population. — Table 21 shows, by geo- 
graphic divisions, the number of messages per capita 
for each of the three censuses, together with the per- 
centages of increase for the decade and for each of the 
five-year periods. 



Table 21 


TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL IN- 
COMES OF $5,000 OR MORE— NUMBER OF MES- 
SAGES PER CAPITA, BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS. 


DIVISION. 


1912 


1907 


1902 


Per cent of increase.' 




1902- 
1912 


1907- 
1912 


1902- 
1907 


United States 


144 


122 


65 


121.5 


18.0 


87 7 






New England 


120 
120 
215 
188 
69 
77 
116 
153 
260 


94 

110 

174 

146 

65 

88 

80 

150 

259 


52 ] 

57 
105 

67 

33 

49 

44 

58 
110 


130.8 
110. 5 
104. 8 
180.6 
109.1 
57.1 
163.6 
163.8 
136. 4 


27.7 
9.1 

23.6 

28.8 

6.2 

-12.5 

45.0 
2.0 
0.4 


80 8 


Middle Atlantic ... 


93 


East North Central 


65 7 


West North Central 


117 9 


South Atlantic 


97.0 


East South Central 


79.6 


West South Central . 


81 8 


Mountain 


158. 6 


Pacific 


135.5 







' A minus sign (— ) denotes decrease. 

It appears from this table that the average number 
of telephone messages for each man., woman, and 
child of the entire population increased from 65 in 
1902 to 144 in 1912. The figures for 1902, however, 
cover some telephone systems of the class for which 
messages were not reported at the census of 1912; 
therefore the actual increase may have been, larger 
than the figures indicate. 

The increase in the' average was only 18 per cent 
from 1907 to 1912, compared with 87.7 per cent for 
the period 1902-1907 and 121.5 per cent for the 
decade. The Pacific states had the greatest traffic per 
capita in 1912 — 260 messages. This division also led 
in 1907, with 259, and in 1902, with 110. The South 
Atlantic division continued to show the smallest 
number, reporting only 69 per capita in 1912, com- 
pared with 65 in 1907 and 33 in 1902. The decrease 
shown by the East South Central division for 1912 is 
due not to any actual decrease in the use of telephones 
but to the extremely high estimate reported by one 
large company for 1907. 

Table 22 gives the numbers of messages per capita 
for the United States and for each state for the three 

81100°— 15 3 



censuses. Tiie states are ranked according to the 
number of messages in 1912, and the rankings in 1907 
and 1902 are shown for comparative purposes. Lower 
averages than those for the United States are sliown 
in italics. 



Table 22 



United States . 



California. 

Ohio 

Michigan. 
Nebraska . 
Oregon 



Wa.shington 

Indiana 

Iowa 

Utah and Wyoming. 
Missouri 



Minnesota. 
Colorado... 

Illinois 

Montana. . 
Kansas 



Texas 

Wisconsin , 

New Yorlc 

Vermont 

Connecticut and Rhode Island 



Idaho 

Kentuclcy 

Pennsylvania 

Massachusetts . . . 
New Hampshire. 



Maine 

Maryland, Delaware, and Dis- 
trict of Columbia 

Nevada 

Oklahoma 

Tennessee 



West Virginia. 
North Dakota. 
South Dakota. 

Virginia , 

Georgia 



Arkansas 

Florida 

New Jersey.. 
Louisiana. . . 
New Mexico. 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL IN- 
COMES OF .S5,000 OB MORE— STATES RANKED AC- 
CORDING TO NUMBER OF MESSAGES PER CAPITA. 



Messages per capita. 



1912 1907 



144 



Arizona 

Alabama 

Mississippi 

South Carolina. 
North Carolina. 



282 
265 
240 
239 
233 

230 
213 
212 
199 
197 

195 
193 
190 

mi 

175 

169 
H2 
136 
135 
131 

126 
124. 
117 
115 
115 

112 

95 
H 
89 
85 

81 
79 
79 
78 

77 



122 



201 
226 
158 
230 
173 

317 
182 
153 
204 
137 

132 
220 
151 
60 
145 

95 
134 
123 
101 



117 
118 

no 

97 
84 



92 
160 

77 
105 

100 
82 

127 
57 
76 



1902 



65 



76 


60 


73 


61 


72 


62 


69 


77 


67 


67 


62 


11 


J,6 


60 


46 


70 


U 


35 


40 


39 



116 
131 

96 
67 

&3 

110 
114 
84 
35 
76 



108 
108 
43 
40 



Rank. 



1912 



1907 



1902 



12 
4 
4 

17 
20 

14 
15 
15 
13 
19 

23 
10 
8 
11 
19 

26 

18 
25 
24 
12 

18 
19 
18 
25 

18 

28 
25 
27 
16 
30 

21 
29 
22 
32 
31 



CaUfornia, which ranked second in 1907 and 1902, 
with 261 and 116 messages per capita, respectively, led 
in 1912, with 282 messages for each person in the state, 
followed by Ohio, with 266; Michigan, with 240; and 
Nebraska, with 239. Washington, which was first in 
1907, with 317, ranked sixth in 1912, reporting only 
230 for that year. 

Sixteen states reported more messages in proportion 
to population in 1912 than the average number for 
the United States, compared with 18 states in 1907 
and 13 in 1902. 



CHAPTER IT. 
COMPARISON OF BELL AND OTHER SYSTEMS. 



Companies for which statistics are compared. — There- 
were 1,916 telephone systems reported at the census of 
1912 as having annual incomes of $5,000 or more. 
Of this number, 176 constitute what is commonly 
known as the Bell Telephone System. The principal 
offices of these 176 companies are located in 31 states. 
Many of them operate in more than one state, and the 
Bell System's long-distance service extends into all 
states. 

The miles of wire and number of telephones are the 
only features for which satisfactory comparison can be 
made between the Bell System and all other telephone 
systems, because other features were not reported for 
the companies or systems that had annual incomes 
of less than $5,000. This comparison for 1912, 1907, 
and 1902 is made in Table 23. 



Table 23 



United States . . . 
Bell Telephone System 
All other systems 



Census. 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



ALL SYSTEMS AND 
LINES — MILES OFWIRE 
AND NUMBER OF TEL- 
EPHONES, BELL TELE- 
PHONE SYSTEM AND 
ALL OTHER SYSTEMS: 
1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



Miles of 
wire.i 



20, 248, 326 
12,999,364 
4, 900, 451 



15,133,186 
8, 947, 266 
3, 387, 924 

5,115,140 
4,052,098 
1,512,527 



Number of 
telephones. 



8,729,592 
6, 118, 578 
2,371,044 



2 5,087,027 
3, 132, 063 
1,317,178 

3, 642, 565 
2,986,515 
1,053,866 



1 Exclusive of 1,565 miles in Canada in 1912, and 5 miles in 1907. 

2 For number of telephones connected with Bell System, see p. 37. 

The wire operated by the Bell System increased by 
11,745,262 miles, or 346.7 per cent, during the 10 years 
ending with 1912, as compared with an increase of 
3,602,613 miles, or 238.2 percent, for all other systems. 
During the same period the number of telephones oper- 
ated by the Bell System increased by 3,769,849, or 
(34) 



286.6 per cent, and those for all other systems by 
2,588,679, or 245.6 per cent. In 1912 the Bell System 
operated 74.7 per cent of the telephone wire mileage 
and 58.3 per cent of the telephones reported for all com- 
panies. In 1907 the percentages were 68.8 and 51.2, 
and in 1902, 69.1 and 55.6, respectively. 

Table 24 shows, by number of telephones, the 
relative importance of the Bell System in the different 
geographic divisions and states for 1907 and 1912. 
The miles of wire and number of messages or talks 
were not shown separately for the Bell System in the 
individual states at prior censuses, but Table 25 gives 
such data for 1912. In this table, however, the esti- 
mated number of messages is confined to systems with 
annual incomes of $5,000 or more. 

Table 25 (p. 36) shows that the Bell System oper- 
ated in every state in the Union and that the non-Bell 
systems operated in every state except Rhode Island 
and the District of Columbia. The largest proportion 
of telephones operated by non-Bell systems is shown 
for South Dakota, where it was 88.1 per cent in 1912 
and 92.5 per cent in 1907. The independents reported 
a majority of the telephones in Illinois and Michigan 
in 1907, but in 1912 the Bell System had the larger 
number, while the reverse changes took place in Mon- 
tana and Nevada. The Bell interests are proportion- 
ately greatest in the New England states, where they 
controlled 92.7 per cent of the telephones in 1912 and 
89.3 per cent in 1907; and they were of the least im- 
portance in the West North Central division, where 
more than two-thirds of the telephones were operated 
by the independents at both censuses. The Bell Sys- 
tem reported the greater number of telephones in 31 
states in 1912, and in 28 in 1907. The largest propor- 
tion was reported from Connecticut and Rhode Island 
combined, where 99.1 per cent of the telephones in 
1912 and 97.7 per cent in 1907 were operated by 
the Bell System. The statistics for these two states- 
were combined, to avoid individual disclosures. 



COMPARISON OF BELL AND OTHER SYSTEMS. 

ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— NUMBER OF TELEPHONES: 1912 AND 1907. 



35 



Table 24 

DIVISION AND STATE. 



United States 

Geographic divisions; 
New England , 

Middle Atlantic 

East North Central. . 

West North Central . . 

South Atlantic 

East South Central . . 

West South Central. . 

Mountain 

Pacific 

New England: 

Maine 

New Hampshire 

Vermont 

Massachusetts 

Connecticut and 
Khode Island. 

Middle Atlantic: 

New York 

New Jersey 

Pennsylvania 

East North Central: 
Ohio 

Indiana 

Illinois 

Michigan 

Wisconsin 

West North Central: 
Minnesota 

Iowa 

Missouri 

North Dakota 

South Dakota 



Census, 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



Total. 



8, 729, 592 
6,118,578 



625, 488 
410, 209 

1,782,145 
1,252,903 

2,378,257 
1,712,390 

1,621,523 
1,251,555 

531,402 
365, 704 

337, 292 
243, 234 

543, 102 
342,255 

226,652 
154,061 

683, 731 
386, 147 



68,914 
53,134 

40,017 
28,920 

40,142 
30, 833 

329,992 
209,383 

146, 423 
87, 999 



970, 449 
685,512 

185,632 
116,988 

626,064 
450, 403 



631,206 
495,636 

354, 550 
289, 452 

807, 253 
558, 585 

335, 074 
209, 842 

250, 174 
158, 875 



272, 359 
171,479 

380,294 
332, 545 

404,150 
312, 527 

51,241 
34,087 

65, 858 
48, 405 



Bell 
Telephone 

System. 



5, 087, 027 
3,132,063 



580,097 
366, 531 

1,355,352 

878, 428 

1,159,303 
702, 746 

519,069 
297, 432 

340, 227 
209,308 

184, 355 
137, 128 

283,681 
157, 080 

177,617 
115,115 

487, 326 
268, 295 



52, 564 
37,110 

33,387 
22, 432 

23,818 
16,916 

325, 186 
204,059 

145, 142 
86,014 



809, 635 
504, 753 

161.037 
97,854 

384.680 
275, 821 



251,116 
183, 358 

117,897 
72,462 

473,799 
273, 263 

193, 599 
103, 793 

122, 892 
69, 870 



99,093 
56, 861 

116,813 
52, 772 

140,239 
91,704 

17,328 
7,452 

7,836 
3,654 



All other 
systems. 



3, 642, 265 
2,986,515 



45,391 
43,738 

426, 793 
374, 475 

1,218,954 
1,009,644 

1,102,454 
954, 123 

191,175 
156, 456 

152,937 
106, 106 

259, 421 
185,175 

49,035 
38,940 

196, 405 
117,852 



16,350 
16,024 

6,630 
6,488 

16,324 
13,917 

4, 806 
5,324 

1,281 
1,985 



160,814 
180, 759 

24, 595 
19, 134 

241,384 
174,582 



380,090 
312,278 

230, 653 
216,990 

333, 454 
285, 322 

141,475 
106,049 

127,282 
89, 005 



173, 266 
114,618 

263, 481 
279, 773 

263,911 
220, 823 

33,913 
26,635 

58,022 
44, 751 



percent of j 


TOTAL. 1 


Bell. 


All 
other. 


58.3 


41.7 


51.2 


48.8 


92.7 


7.3 


89.3 


10.7 


76.1 


23.9 


70.1 


29.9 


48.7 


51.3 1 


41.0 


59.0 


32.0 


68.0 


23.8 


76.2 


64.0 


36.0 


57.2 


42.8 


54.7 


45.3 


56.4 


43.6 


52.2 


47.8 


45.9 


54.1 


78.4 


21.6 


74.7 


25.3 


71.3 


28.7 


69.5 


30.5 


76.3 


23.7 


69.8 


30.2 


83.4 


16.6 


77.6 


22.4 


59.3 


40.7 


54.9 


45.1 


98.5 


1.5 


97.5 


2.5 


99.1 


0.9 


97.7 


2.3 


83.4 


16.6 


73.6 


26.4 


86.8 


13.2 


83.6 


16.4 


61.4 


38.6 


61.2 


38.8 


39.8 


60.2 


37.0 


63.0 


33.3 


66.7 


25.0 


75.0 


58.7 


41.3 


48.9 


51.1 


57.8 


42.2 


49.5 


50.5 


49.1 


50.9 


44.0 


56.0 


36.4 


63.6 


33.2 


66.8 


30.7 


69.3 


15.9 


84.1 


34.7 


6.5.3 


29.3 


70.7 


33.8 


66.2 


21.9 


78.1 


11.9 


88.1 


7.5 


92.5 



DIVISION AND STATE. 



West North Central — 
Continued. 



Nebraska. 



Kansas 

South Atlantic: 

Maryland, Delaware, 
and District of Co- 
lumbia. 



Virginia 

West Virginia. . 
North Carolina. 
South Carolina. 
Georgia 



Florida 

East South Central: 
Kentucky 



Tennessea . 
Alabama. . 



Mississippi ,. 

West South Central; 
Arkansas 



Louisiana.. 
Oklahoma. 



Texas 

Moltntain: 
Montana. 



Idaho 

Colorado 

New Mexico 

Arizona 

Utah and Wyoming., 

Nevada 

Pacific: 

Washington 



Census, 



Oregon . . . 
California. 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 

1907 



1912 
1907 



Total. 



201,689 
152, 279 



245, 932 
200, 233 



147,246 
110,282 



76, 252 
55,541 

80,251 
62, 144 

65, 152 
37, 104 

33, 239 
20,911 

96, 436 
62, 260 

32,426 

17,522 



130, 751 
93,996 

104,353 
71,130 

56,292 
40,481 

45,896 
37,627 



68, 303 
49, 570 

46, 602 
35, 692 

116,217 
68, 125 

311,980 
188, 862 



35,537 
17, 168 

29, 454 
16,394 

90, 397 
65,908 

10,340 
6,653 

11,224 
6, 203 

44,010 
37, 134 

5,684 
4,601 



150,016 
98, 846 

99,713 
49, 629 

434,002 
237, 672 



Bell 

Telephone 

System 



62,246 
46,069 

75,514 
38,320 



138, 661 
90, 386 



47, 497 
31,423 

27, 593 
15,535 

27,951 
16,507 

20,926 
13,039 

64,052 
36,056 

13,547 
6,362 



51,185 
42,200 

62, 194 
45,372 

39, 233 

25, 496 

31,743 
24,060 



37,058 
17,426 

41,803 
29, 508 

55, 339 
30,116 

148,881 
80,030 



16,180 
9,050 

17, 560 
10,640 

84, 626 
61, 435 

8,482 
3,177 

9,802 
3,055 

38,442 
25, 238 

2, 525 
2,520 



106, 151 
63, 194 

58, 030 
33, 406 

323,145 
171,095 



All other 
systems. 



139,443 
105,610 

170,418 
161,913 



13, 368 
19, 896 



29,155 
24,118 

52,658 
46,609 

37,201 
20, 597 

12,313 

7,872 

32, 384 
26, 204 

18,879 
11,160 



79,566 
51, 796 

42,159 
25, 758 

17,059 
14,985 

14, 153 
13, 567 



30,645 
32, 150 

4,799 
6,184 

60, 878 
38,009 

163,099 
108, 832 



19,357 
8,118 

11,894 
5,754 

5,771 
4,473 

1,864 
3,476 

1,422 
3,148 

5,568 
11,890 

3,159 
2,081 



43, 865 
35,652 

41,683 
16,223 

110, 857 
65,977 



PER CENT OF 
TOTAL. 



Bell. 



All 
other. 



30.9 
30.6 



30.7 
19.1 



94.2 
82.0 



02.3 
56. 



34.4 
25.0 



42.9 
44.5 



63.0 
62.4 



66.4 
57.9 



41.8 
36.3 



39.1 
44.9 



59.6 
63.8 



69.7 
63.0 



69.2 
63.9 



55.1 
35.2 



89.7 
82.7 



47.6 
44.2 



47.7 
42.4 



45.5 
52.7 



59.6 
04.9 



93.6 
93.2 



82.0 
47.8 



82.0 
49.3 



87.3 
08.0 



44.4 
54.8 



70.8 
03.9 



58.2 
07.3 



74.5 
72.2 



69.1 
69.4 



69.3. 
80. a 



5.8 
18.0 



37.7 
43.4 



65.6 
75.0 



57.1 
55.5 



37.0 
37.6 



33.6 
42.1 



58.2 
63.7 



60.9 
55.1 



40.4 
36.2 



30.3 
37.0 



30.8 
36.1 



44.9 
64.8 



10.3 
17.3 



52. 4 
55.8 



52.3 
57.6. 



54.5 
47.3 



40.4 
35.1 



6.4 
6.8 



18.0 
52.2 



18.0 
50.7 



12.7 
32.0 



55.6 
45.2 



29.2 
36.1 



41.8 
32.7 



25.5 
27.8 



36 



TELEPHONES. 



ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF WIRE, NUMBER OF TELEPHONES, AND ESTIMATED NUMBER OF MESSAGES 
OR TALKS, CLASSIFIED AS THE BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM AND ALL OTHER SYSTEMS, BY GEOGRAPHIC 
DIVISIONS AND STATES: 1912. 



Table 25 



DIVISION AND STATE. 



United States.. 

Geogkaphic divisions: 

New England 

Middle Atlantic 

East North Central . 
West North Central. 

South Atlantic , 

East South Central . 
West South Central, 

Mountain 

Pacific , 

New England: 

Maine , 

New Hampshire . . . . 

Vermont 

Massachusetts 

Rhode Island 

Connecticut 

Middle Atlantic: 

New York 

New Jersey 

Pennsylvania 

East North Central: 

Ohio 

Indiana 

Illinois 

Michigan 

Wisconsin 

West North Central: 

Minnesota 

Iowa 

Missouri 

North Dakota 

South Dakota 

Nebraska 

Kansas 

South Atlantic: 

Delaware 

Maryland 

District of Columbia 

Virginia 

West Virginia 

North Carolina 

South Carolina 

(leorgia 

Florida 

East South Central: 

Kentucky 

Tennessee 

Alabama 

Mississippi 

West South Central: 

Arkansas 

Louisiana 

Oklahoma 

Te.xas 

Mountain: 

Montana 

Idaho 

Wyoming 

Colorado 

New Mexico 

Arizona 

Utah , 

Nevada 

Paqfic: 

WashiBgton 

Oregon 

CaUtornia 



Miles of 
wire. 



20,248,326 



1,545,252 
5,035,019 
4,645,218 
2,932,578 
1,121,458 

977,694 
1,312,553 

558, 4.50 
2, 120, 104 



141,687 
75,917 
54,756 
863,426 
102, 906 
306,560 



2,790,060 

644,984 

1,599,975 



1,161,032 
667,839 

1,689,074 
728, 184 
399,089 

653,479 
504,101 
874,334 
76,174 
73,921 
393,319 
357,250 



48,632 
228, 744 
126, 279 
161,136 
112,954 
109,110 

73,712 
206,591 

54,300 



352,544 

287,685 
152,849 
184,616 



141,014 
138, 905 
211,175 
821,459 



54,259 
58, 205 
20,368 

261,987 
22, 492 
18,621 

112, 726 
9,792 



487,079 

272,481 

1,:300,544 



Number of 
telephones. 



8,729,592 



625,488 

1,782,145 

2,378,257 

1,621,523 

531,402 

337,292 

543,102 

226,652 

683,731 



68,914 
40,017 
40,142 

329,992 
41,664 

104, 759 



970,449 
185,632 
626,064 



631,206 
354,550 
807, 253 
335,074 
250, 174 



272,359 
380, 294 
404, 150 
51,241 
65,858 
201,689 
245,932 



15,842 
84,801 
46,603 
76,652 
80,251 
05, 152 
33,239 
96,436 
32,426 



130, 751 
104,353 
56, 292 
45,896 



68,303 
46,602 
116,217 
311,980 



35,537 
29,4.54 

9,946 
90,397 
10,346 
11,224 
34,064 

5,684 



1.50,016 

99,713 

434,002 



Estimated 
number of mes- 
sages or talks.i 



13,735,658,245 



810, 
2,422, 
4,025, 
2, 238, 

869, 

662, 
1,079, 

435, 
1,191, 



524,037 
868, 241 
906,387 
770, 606 
439,943 
046,512 
517,948 
366,129 
218, 442 



84,033,152 
49,984,600 
48,306,101 

401,817,540 
48,211,556 

178,171,088 



1,297,849,047 
192,311,511 
932,707,683 



1,301,503,565 
583,621,519 

1,105,751,431 
694,303,258 
340,666,614 



418,720,464 
471,126,059 
655,616,330 
49,861,643 
47,881,574 
291,615,175 
303,949,361 



26,810,915 
104,008,361 

46,936,446 
164,421,931 
103,255,136 

90,831,013 

68,170,380 
206,631,042 

58,374,719 



287,807,892 
188,865,474 
100,98:3,408 
84,389,738 



124,445,991 
101,597,617 
163,999,696 
689,474,644 



74, 199, 468 
45,634,700 
17,121,932 
165,041,703 
20,174,439 
11,573,427 
93,122,867 
8,497,593 



295,273,362 
170,065,267 
725, 879, 813 



bell telephone system. 



Miles of 
wire. 



15,133,186 



1,498,417 

4,227,908 

3,006,320 

1,636,056 

886, 897 

662,218 

971,439 

498, 564 

1,745,367 



124,749 
69, 686 
41,503 
854,894 
102,906 
304,679 



2,565,015 

579,281 

1,083,612 



623,307 
378, 492 
1,204,666 
524,172 
275,683 



373,733 
296, 7,84 
492, 739 
43, ISO 
17,177 
195,615 
216,828 



40, 838 
223,170 
126, 279 
132, 827 
64,255 
65,356 
58,848 
149, 889 
25,435 



199, 151 
232,979 
130, 168 
99,920 

111,623 
133,434 
160,576 
565,806 



30, 652 
50,191 
15,634 

253,518 
19,648 
16, 669 

108,316 
3,936 



429,025 

186, 103 

1,130,239 



Number of 
telephones. 



5,087,027 



580,097 
1,355,352 
1, 159, 303 
519, 069 
340, 227 
184,355 
283,681 
177,617 
487,326 



62,564 
33,387 
23,818 

325,186 
41,664 

103,478 



809,635 
161,037 
384,680 



251,116 
117,897 
473,799 
193,599 
122,892 



99,093 
116,813 
140,239 

17,328 
7,836 

62,246 

75,514 



12,648 
79,410 
46, 603 
47,497 
27,593 
27,951 
20,926 
64,052 
13,547 



51,185 
62, 194 
39, 233 
31,743 



37,658 
41,803 
55,339 
148,881 



16,180 
17,560 

7,471 
84,626 

8,482 

9,802 
30,971 

2,525 



106,151 

58,030 

323,145 



Estimated 
number of mes- 
sages or talks. 



9,133,226,836 



778,472,201 

1,756,522,790 

2,208,734,660 

1,1.35,454,339 

678,091,893 

4.37,251,959 

860,106,989 

372,292,039 

906,299,966 



79,734,699 
42,597,908 
35,539,241 

395,927,259 
48,211,556 

176,461,538 



1,037,894,644 
161,925,950 
556, 702, 196 



547,058,736 
252,578,4.55 
713,993,119 
458,146,344 
236,958,006 



204,606,168 
241,438,379 
322,331,011 
27,920,018 
14,201,488 
128,625,549 
196,331,726 



22,145,989 
101,210,919 
46,936,446 
148,083,057 
52,420,225 
68, 757, f«7 
60,087,496 
151,675,074 
26,775,080 



124,681,052 

147,577,363 

88,499,665 

76,493,879 



112,397,972 
100,700,585 
149,005,621 
498,002,811 



29,034,109 
36,577,475 
17,121,932 
103,508,703 
19,387,139 
11,121,388 
90,575,087 
4,966,206 



236,826,440 
119,183,718 
550, 289, 80S 



ALL OTHER SYSTEMS. 



Miles of 
wire. 



5,115,140 



46,835 

807,111 

1,638,898 

1,296,522 

234,561 

315,476 

341,114 

59,886 

374,737 



16,938 
6,231 

13,253 
8,532 



1, 



225,045 

65,703 

616,363 

637,725 
289,347 
484,408 
204,012 
123,406 



279,746 
207,317 
381,595 
32,994 
56, 744 
197, 704 
140,422 



7,794 
6,574 



28,309 
48,699 
43,754 
14, 864 
56, 702 
28,865 



153,393 
54, 706 
22,681 
84,696 



29,391 

5,471 

50,599 

255,653 



23,607 
8,014 
4,734 
8,469 
2,844 
1,952 
4,410 
5,856 



58,054 
86,378 
230,305 



Number of 
telephones. 



3,642,565 



45,391 

426, 793 

1,218,954 

1,102,454 

191,175 

152,937 

259,421 

49,035 

196,405 



16,350 
6,630 
16,324 

4,806 



1,281 



160,814 

24,595 

241,384 



380,090 
236, 653 
333,454 
141,475 
127, 282 



173,266 
263,481 
263,911 
33,913 
68,022 
139,443 
170,418 



3,194 
5,391 



29, 155 
52,658 
37,201 
12,313 
32,384 
18,879 



79,566 
42,159 
17,059 
14, 153 



30,645 

4,799 

60, 878 

163,099 



19,357 
11,894 
2,475 
6,771 
1,864 
1,422 
3,093 
3,159 



43,865 
41,683 
110,857 



Estimated 
number of mes- 
sages or talks.' 



4,602,431,409 



32,051,836 
666,345,451 
1,817,171,727 
1,103,316,267 
191,348,050 
224,794,553 
219,410,959 
63,074,090 
284,918,476 



4,298,453 

7,386,692 

12, 766, 860 

5, 890, 281 



1,709,550 



259,954,403 

30,385,561 

376,005,487 



754,444,829 
331,043,064 
391,758,312 
236,216,914 
103,708,608 



214,114,296 
229,687,680 
333,285,319 
21,941,625 
33,680,086 
162,989,626 
107,617,635 



4,664,926 
2,797,442 



16,338,874 
60,834,911 
22,073,406 
8,082,884 
64,955,968 
31,599,639 



163,126,840 

41,288,111 

12,483,743 

7,895,859 



12,048,019 

897,032 

14,994,075 

191,471,833 



45,165,359 
9,057,225 

1,533,000 

787,300 

452,039 

2,547,780 

3,531,387 



58,446,922 
50,881,549 
175,590,005 



1 Exclusive of systems reporting aimual incomes of less than .1S5,000. 

2 Not reported, there being no "All other systems " in Wyoming -with annual incomes of $5,000 or more. 



COMPARISON OF BELL AND OTHER SYSTEMS. 



37 



The following table shows the percentages of the total 
number of telephones and miles of wire reported by 
the BeU System and by all other systems in the nine 
geographic divisions: 



Table 26 


PER CENT OF WIRE MILEAGE AND NUMBER 
OF TELEPHONES— BELL TELEPHONE SYS- 
TEM AND ALL OTHER SYSTEMS: 1912. 


DIVISION. 


Per cent of total 
wire mileage. 


Per cent of total 
number of tele- 
phones. 




Bell Tele- 
phone 
System. 


All other 
systems. 


BeU Tele- 
phone 
System. 


All other 
systems. 


United States 


74.7 


25.3 


58.3 


41 7 






New England 


97.0 
84.0 
64.7 
55.8 
79.1 
67.7 
74.0 
89.3 
82.3 


3.0 
16.0 
35.3 
44.2 
20.9 
32.3 
26.0 
10. 7 
17.7 


92.7 
76.1 
48.7 
32.0 
64.0 
54.7 
52.2 
78.4 
71.3 


7 3 


Middle Atlantic 


23 9 


East North Central 


51 3 


West North Central 


68 


South Atlantic 


36 


East South Central 


45 3 


West South Central 


47 8 


Mountain 


21 6 


Pacific 


'8 7 







TelepJiones connected with tlie Bell System.. — The cen- 
sus schedule contained an inquiry to determine tlie 
number of telephones on the wires of non-Bell com- 
panies that were connected for exchange purposes with 
the BeU System on December 31, 1912. The telephone 
companies oj^erated independently* of the Bell Sys- 
tem, and having annual incomes of $5,000 or more, 
reported that there were 1,071,987 telephones on their 
wires connected through their exchanges with Bell 
companies. The Bell System, however, reported that 
there were 2,369,047 telephones on the wires of other 
companies that had direct or indirect connection with 
its branches. The difference between these two totals, 
namely, 1,297,060 telephones, is accounted for by the 
fact that the number reported by the Bell System 
includes all telephones that were classed as "service 
telephones" (that is, telephones on lines or systems 
with less than $5,000 annual income), together with 
telephones other than "service telephones," that were 
indirectly connected through exchanges operated inde- 
pendently of the Bell System. In other words, the 
Bell System reported all telephones connected either 
directly or indirectly with its exchanges. It is im- 
possible to obtain uniform statements in regard to 
this matter from all non-Bell companies, and the 
foDowing quotations from some of the lettere that 
were received indicate that some of those companies 
reported only the telephones which had a direct 
connection through their exchanges with the Bell 
System and did not include those having an indirect 
connection : 

"So far as I have any knowledge of the company's affairs, there 
is no direct connection with the Bell Telephone Co. or with any 
company operating for profit. The * * * company operates in 
this county, and we have indirect connection with them through 
some of their country switches and through private families who 
have phones on both lines; but we have no connection between 
centrals.' ' 



"Our company does not directly connect with Bell lines, but can 
get these connections through the * * * Telephone Co. at 

* * *. If this is considered a connection with the Bell System, 
the full number of * * * telephones would be accessible to 
connection.'' 

"The Bell telephone lines do not connect with this company, but 
our subscribers have access to all Bell telephones through other 
connecting companies. 

"We do not know how many of our subscribers have connection to 
BeU telephones. 

"We do not have any contract for Bell connections, although we 
transmit messages to and receive messages from the Bell lines." 

"We wish to state that we have no connection with the Bell Co. 
only through other telephone companies' exchanges." 

' ' None of the telephones operated by us were, or are, connected 
in any way with the Bell Co. 

"The * * * Telephone Co., which operates in this county 
with an exchange and headquarters at * * * , has connection 
with the Bell Co. The toll lines of the Bell Co. connect with the 

* * * switchboard of the above-mentioned mutual company, 
and a number of the rural lines of this company connect with the 
Bell switchboard at * * *." 

' ' We have no direct wires belonging to what is known as Bell 
Telephone Co. attached to any of our switchboards. 

"We do connect with independent telephone companies, and 
after our lines connect with them we, through such connections, 
procure outlet over the Bell System." 

' ' The Bell Co. also has an exchange in * * * and a toll station 
at * * *. Our company has no connection whatever with the 
Bell Co., either directly or indirectly, in this vicinity, and are in 
direct competition. The Bell and associated companies have their 
toll lines, while we connect with the * * * Telephone Co., 
which, together with connecting comjianies, cover this and adjoin- 
ing states. 

"There are some points, however, at distances where we formerly 
had exclusive connection that have taken on Bell toll lines, and 
in this way both companies reacli their subscribers. Such points, 
however, as have not done this — for instance, the * * * Tele- 
phone Co., where no combination has been made — our subscribers 
only can reach these exchanges and the Bell subscribers only can 
reach the Bell exchange in the same town. 

"In a few cases where the Bell Co. have bought out independent 
exchanges our connection has not been disturbed, and subscribers 
from those exchanges can reach our subscribers over independent 
toll lines and similaily Bell subscribers over Bell toll lines." 

"If you mean that they had their wire on any of our exchange 
switchboards in 1912, I Avas correct * * * no. But we could 
send over them through other lines. '- 

"We have no direct connection with the lines of the Bell Tele- 
phone Co. Through the lines of the * * * Telephone Co. we 
do have access to a limited extent, for certain toll points, on the 
Bell wires. " 

"We operate here the same as any other independent company, 
having no direct connection with the Bell System. However, we 
have long-distance business originating here and coming in from 
the Bell System over the lines of the * * * Telephone Co." 

"We have no Bell connections nor have many of the inde- 
pendent companies of * * *. 

"We are connected with locally owned sublicense companies in 

* * * and * * * counties, who do business with the Bell 
Co., but won't accept our calls for Bell connections." 

"We are not directly connected with the Bell Co.; we are con- 
nected with other companies that may be connected with the 
Bell Co., but are not directly connected with them ourselves." 



38 



TELEPHONES. 



"Our long-distance connections are with the * * *, a concern 
not affiUated with the Bell Co. 

"We have no direct connection with the Bell * * *.'' ' 

"All of our phones are connected with the * * * Telephone 
Co., the long-distance company that does the business through here, 
and I think, but don't know positively, if they connect with the 
Bell System or not." ^ 

"We connected with the * * * Telephone Co.; whether or 
not this is classed as Bell I am unable to say." 

"We have no access whatever to the Bell toll lines. There are, 
however, two or three small exchanges in this and adjoining coun- 
ties which are owned by the Bell and where there is no independent 
exchange, which our subscribers can reach by going over some 
sublicense toll lines between this exchange and those referred to. 

"With the above exceptions we have absolutely no connections 
with any of the Bell Systems." 

"We don't make connection with the Bell Co. There is a long- 
distance telephone line running through this county by the name 
of the * * * Telephone Co., and we make connection with that 
company and that company makes connection at * * * with 
the * * * Telephone & Telegraph Co., but I don't know if the 
* * * Telephone & Telegraph Co. belongs to the Bell Telephone 
or not. 

"The * * * Telephone does not have a connection with the 
Bell Telephone Co. The * * * Telephone Co. connects with 
the Bell at * * * and * * *. "We have an exchange of 
service with the * * *, but not for Bell business." 

Exchange and toll circuits. — Table 27 gives statistics 
for the wire mileage on exchange and toll circuits, and 
underground and overhead, respectively, as reported 
for the Bell System and all other systems. 



Table 27 


ALL SYSTEMS AND LINES— MILES OF SINGLE WIRE ON 
EXCHANGE AND TOLL CIRCUITS: 1912. 




Total. 


Overhead. 


Under- 
ground. 


Percent of total. 




Over- 
head. 


Under- 
ground. 


All circuits 


20,248,326 
15, 133, 186 
5,115,140 


11,083,338 
7, 163, 108 
3,920,230 


9, 164, 988 
7,970,078 
1,194,910 


54.7 
47.3 
76.6 


45.3 


Bell Telephone System 
All other systems 


52.7 
23.4 


Exchange circuits . 


17,565,110 
12,882,826 
4,682,284 

2,683,216 
2,250,360 
432, 856 


8, .876, 594 

5,385,826 

13,490,768 

2,206,744 

1,777,282 

429, 462 


8,688,516 
7,497,000 
1,191,516 

476, 472 

473,078 

3,394 


50.5 
41.8 
74.6 

.82.2 
79.0 
99.2 


49 5 


Bell Telephone System 
All other systems 

Toll circuits 


5,8.2 
25.4 

17 8 


BellTelephone System 
All other systems 


21.0 
0.8 



• Includes 1,228,935 miles of wire operated by systems reporting annual incomes 
of less than $5,000. 

The tendency to adopt underground circuits is 
becoming very general. Of the 20,248,326 miles of 
single wire reported in 1912, 9,164,988 miles, or 
45.3 per cent, was underground. More than one- 
half of the total wire reported by the Bell System 
was underground, as compared with a little less than 
one-fourth reported by non-Bell companies. Natu- 
ally, the greater amount of underground mileage is 
installed on exchange circuits, and was reported by 
the systems operating in the larger cities. The total 
exchange mileage reported by the Bell System was 
12,882,826, of which 7,497,000 miles, or 58.2 per cent, 
was underground. Other systems reported 4,682,284 

' The company referred to has Bell connections, a fact appar- 
ently not known by the reporting company. 



miles, practically three-fourths of which was overhead. 
More than one-fifth of the toll-circuit mileage oper- 
ated by the Bell System was underground, while of 
that reported by the non-Bell companies but eighth- 
tenths of 1 per cent was underground. 

Messages or talks. — Table 28 shows, for 1912 and 
1907, the number of local exchange and long-distance 
messages for the Bell System and other systems hav- 
ing annual incomes of $5,000 or more. 



Table 28 


TRAFnC OP TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORT- 
ING ANNTTAL INCOMES OF $5,000 OK MORE 
—BELL AND ALL OTHER. 




1912 


1907 


Per cent 

of 
increase.' 


TOTAL. 

Number of systems 


1,910 
7,326,748 

13,735,658,245 

13,394,885,442 

340, 772, 803 

1,875 

1, 828 

47 


1,636 
4, 906, 693 

10,400,433,958 

10,160,630,944 

239,803,014 

2,120 

2,071 

49 


17.1 




49.3 


Estimated number of messages or 
talks 


32.1 


Local exchange. . 


31.8 


Long-distance or toll . . . 


42.1 


Average messages or talks per telephone 


-11.6 
-11.7 




-4.1 






BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM. 

Number of systems 


176 

6,087,027 

9,133,226,836 

8,886,838,093 

246,388,743 

1,795 

1,747 

48 

1,740 

2,239,721 

4,602,431,409 

4,508,047,349 

94,384,060 

2, 055 

2,013 

42 


175 

3,132,063 

6,401,044,799 

6,209,430,515 

191, 614, 284 

2,044 

1,983 

61 

1,461 

1, 774, 630 

3,999,389,1.59 

3,951,200,429 

48, 188, 730 

2,254 

2,227 

27 


0.6 




62.4 


Estimated number of messages or talks. 


42.7 
43.1 


Long-distance or toll 


28.6 


Average messages or talks per telephone 


-12.2 
-11.9 




-21.3 


ALL OTHER SYSTEMS. 

Number of systems 


19.1 


Number of telephones 


26.2 


Estimated number of messages or talks 


15.1 

14.1 


Long-distance or toll. .. . 


95.9 


Average messages or talks per telephone 
Local exchange . 


-8.8 
—9.6 




55.6 







1 A minus sign (— ) denotes decrease. 

It was estimated that 13,735,658,245 messages 
were handled during the year 1912 by the telephone 
systems havmg incomes of $5,000 or more. Of 
this number, 13,394,885,442, or 97.5 per cent, were 
local exchange and 340,772,803, or 2.5 per cent, long- 
distance or toll. The Bell System had 8,886,838,- 
093, or 66.3 per cent, of the local messages and 
246,388,743, or 72.3 per cent, of the long-distance. 
In considering these figures reference should be made 
to the defects inherent in the statistics of messages, 
described on page — . While there was a large in- 
crease in the total number of messages handled dur- 
ing 1912, as compared with the number for 1907, 
there was a decrease in the average number per tele- 
phone, both for the local and for the long-distance 
service. This decrease was most pronounced in the 
statistics for the Bell System. For the systems other 
tlian the Bell there was a slight increase in the average 
for local messages. 

In 1912 the long-distance or toll messages formed 
2.5 per cent of the total messages, compared with 2.3 
in 1907. The proportion was sUghtly higher in 1912 
for the BeU System, being 2.7 per cent, as compared 
with 2 per cent for all other systems. 



COMPARISON OF BELL AND OTHER SYSTEMS. 



39 



Comparatwe summary.- — Table 29 presents separate 
statistics for the Bell System and for the non-Bell sys- 
tems having incomes of $5,000 or more. 

The steady growth of both the non-Bell and the 
Bell Systems is shown by this table. The compar- 
ison between the Bell and other systems, however, is 
not exact because the table does not include statistics 
for the systems having annual incomes of less than 
$5,000. While for some purposes it is proper to com- 
pare the statistics for the Bell System Avith those 



for the non-Bell companies with annual incomes of 
$5,000 or more, such a comparison necessarily con- 
veys the impression that the Bell System controls a 
larger proportion of the telephone business of the 
country than it actually does control. 

The intercompany holdings of the Bell System are 
excluded from the figures for capital given in this 
table, but the stocks and bonds of other telephone 
companies held by both the Bell and independent 
systems are included. 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF $5,000 OR MORE— COMPARATIVE SUMMARY: 

1912 AND 1907. 



Table 29 



Number of systems 

Miles of single wire 

Miles of pole line 

Number of public exchanges 

Number of telephones 

Estimated number of messages or talks 

Income, total 

Expenses, including taxes and fixed charges, total 

Net income 

Dividends 

Assets, total 

Cost of construction and equipment 

Stocks and bonds and other permanent investments 

Cash and current assets 

Sundries, including stock and bond discount and sink- 
ing and other special funds 

Liabilities, total 

Capital stock 

Funded debt 

Real-estate mortgages, floating debt, and accounts pay- 
able 

Cash investments 

Interest, taxes, and dividends, due and accrued 

Reserves 

Sundries 

Net surplus 

Salaried employees: 

Number 

Salaries 

Wage earners: 

Average number 

Wages 



1912 



7, 

13, 735: 

$255, 

S203, 

$51! 

$34 

SI, 295 

$1,081 

$104 

$96 



1,916 
019,391 
671,686 
11,515 
326, 748 
658, 245 
081,234 
754,909 
326,325 
120,809 
670, 101 
433,227 
554,667 
618, 255 



$13,063,952 

$1,295,670,101 

$586,763,879 

$404, 530, 236 

$71,742,634 

$3, 287, 138 

$17,520,891 

$148,818,981 

$2, 234, 721 

$60,771,621 

38, 753 
$32,681,482 

I 144,608 
$63,359,059 



1907 



1,636 

11,921,960 

553, 752 

10,613 

4,906,693 

10,400,433,958 

$176, 700, 408 

$135,475,177 

$41,225,231 

$23,448,212 

$940,357,998 

$794,096,971 

$60,731,090 

$82,963,172 

$2, 566, 765 
$940,357,998 
$456, 788, 725 
$301,333,489 

$74,388,503 
$2,583,833 

$11,855,910 

$38,991,858 
$6, 210, 884 

$48, 204, 796 

22,819 
$18,542,619 

108,851 
$46,466,730 



BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM. 



ALL OTHER SYSTEMS. 



1912 



5, 
9,133, 

$206, 

$163, 

$43, 

$29, 

$934, 

$780, 

$72, 

$82, 



176 
133, 186 
353,422 
5,853 
087,027 
226, 836 
130,830 
024, 105 
106, 725 
709,841 
805, 563 
017,745 
629, 170 
158,648 



$934,805,563 
$397,885,433 
$295,872,053 

$49,818,920 



$14,405,707 

$137,967,085 

$434,304 

$38,422,061 

31,435 
$27,004,837 

1 110,468 
$49,896,524 



1907 



1912 



3. 

6,401, 

$138, 

$107, 

$31, 

$20, 

$623, 

$526, 

$25, 

$71, 



175 
,947,266 
287, 458 
5,418 
132,063 
044,799 
803, 831 
356, 551 
447,280 
201,937 
036,358 
079,031 
090, 795 
866, 532 



$623,036,358 
$294,578,646 
$197,071,800 

$50,825,741 



$9,703,462 
$36,168,979 



$34,687,730 

17,039 
$14,501,916 

78, 772 
$36,073,994 



1,740 

3,886,205 

318, 264 

5,662 

2, 239, 721 

4,602,431,409 

$48,950,404 

$40, 730, 804 

,$8, 219, 600 

$4,410,968 

$360,864,538 

$301,415,482 

$31,925,497 

$14,459,607 

$13,063,952 
$300,864,538 
$188,878,446 
$108, 658, 183 

$21,923,714 
$3,287,138 
$3,115,184 

$10,851,896 
$1,800,417 

$22,349,560 

7,318 
$5,676,645 

134,140 
$13,462,535 



1907 



1,461 

2,974,694 

266, 294 

5,195 

l,774,6:iO 

3,999,389,159 

$37, 896, 577 

$28,118,626 

$9,777,951 

$3, 246, 275 

$317,321,640 

$268,017,940 

$35,640,295 

$11,096,640 

$2, 566, 765 
$317,321,640 
$162,210,079 
$1(M,261,689 

$23,562,762 
$2,583,833 
$2,152,448 
$2,822,879 
$6,210,884 

$13,517,066 

5,780 
$4,040,703 

30,079 
$10,392,736 



Number employed Sept. 16, 1912. 



Public exchanges. — In addition to the number of 
telephones and the miles of wire, the number of pubhc 
exchanges or central offices is a significant index to 
the importance of the industry. Table 30 shows, by 



geographic divisions and states, for 1912, 1907, and 
1902, the numbers of pubhc exchanges for the Bell and 
other systems, respectively, and the percentage which 
the number for each forms of the total. 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING 



ANNUAL INCOMES OF $5,000 OR MORE- 
1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



-NUMBER OF PUBLIC EXCHANGES: 



Table 30 



DIVISION AND STATE. 



UNITED ST.VTES... 

GEOGKAPmc divisions: 
New England 

Middla Atlantic 

East North Central. 

West North Central 



Census. 


Total. 


Bell 

Tele- 
phone 
Sys- 
tem. 


All 
other 
sys- 
tems.! 


1912 


11,515 


5,853 


5, 662 


1907 


10,613 


5,418 


5,195 


1902 
1912 


10,361 


3,753 


6,608 


731 


625 


106 


1907 


732 


643 


89 


1902 


599 


473 


126 


1912 


1,862 


1,001 


861 


1907 


1,687 


938 


749 


1902 


1,731 


946 


785 


1912 


2,858 


967 


1,891 


1907 


2,715 


971 


1,744 


1902 


3,143 


699 


2,444 


1912 


2,' 209 


640 


1,569 


1907 


1.921 


460 


1,461 


1902 


2,069 


245 


1,824 1 



DIVISION AND .STATE. 



Geographic DrvisioN.s— Continued 
South Atlantic 

East South Central 

West South Central 

Mountain 

Pacific 



Census. 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



Total. 



783 
699 
791 

746 
702 
525 

948 
816 
619 

504 
435 
250 
874 
906 
634 



Bell 
Tele- 
phone 
Sys- 
tem. 



464 
406 
138 

553 
500 
286 

600 
409 
186 

397 
318 

184 

606 
764 
596 



All 

other 
sys- 
tems.i 



319 

293 
653 

193 
193 
239 

348 
407 
433 
107 
117 
66 

268 
142 
38 



The data for 1902 includes all systems operating switchboards. 



40 



TELEPHONES. 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF $5,000 OR MORE- 

1912, 1907, AND 1902— Continued. 



-NUMBER OF PUBLIC EXCHANGES: 



Table 30— Continued. 

DIVISION AND STATE. 



New England: 
Maine 



New Harapsiiire. 



Vermont. 



Massachusetts . 



Connecticut and Rhode Island. 



Census, 



Middle Atlantic: 

New York 

New Jersey 

Peimsylvania 

East North Central: 

Otiio 

Indiana 

Illinois 

Micliigan 

Wisconsin 

West North Central: 

Minnesota 

Iowa 

Missouri 

North Dakota 

South Dakota 

Nebraska 

Kansas 

South Atlantic: 

Maryland, Delaware, and District of Co- 
lumbia. 



Virginia 

West Virginia. 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



Total. 



167 
192 
112 



106 

87 

107 
91 
103 

257 
259 
233 

102 



705 
685 
713 

186 
195 
246 

971 

807 

772 



802 
805 
757 

484 
463 
621 

772 
753 
912 

501 
472 
511 

299 
222 
342 



363 
276 
246 

442 
440 
710 

379 
313 
482 

171 
113 
49 

186 
167 
103 

363 
354 

220 

305 
258 
259 



135 
157 
114 

108 
77 
139 

139 
171 
ISO 



BeU 

Tele- 
phone 
Sys- 
tem. 



126 
158 
80 

87 
101 
75 

61 
53 
39 

253 
250 
221 



476 
414 
408 

137 
144 
175 

388 
380 
363 



234 
259 
158 

160 
163 
91 

237 
242 
177 

232 
217 
185 

104 
90 



112 
91 
23 

128 
73 



119 
91 
41 

59 
22 
"4 

29 
10 
9 

97 
98 

77 



113 

122 
34 

54 
43 
14 

55 
48 
27 



All 
other 

sys- 
tems.! 



229 
271 
305 

49 
51 
71 

583 
427 
409 



568 
546 
599 

324 

300 
530 

535 
511 
735 

269 
255 
326 

195 
132 

254 



251 
185 
223 

314 
367 
642 

260 
222 
441 

112 
91 

45 

157 
157 
94 

266 
256 
143 

209 
183 
236 



22 
35 
80 

54 
34 
125 

84 
123 
153 



DIVISION and state. 



South Atlantic — Continued 
North Carolina 

South Carolina 

Georgia 

Florida 

East South Central: 

Kentucky 

Tennessee 

Alabama 

Mississippi 

West South Central: 

Arkansas 

Louisiana 

Oklahoma 

Texas 

Mountain: 

Montana 

Idaho 

Colorado 

New Mexico 

Arizona 

Utah and Wyoming 

Nevada 

Pacific: 

Washington 

Oregon 

California 



Census 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 

1907 
1902 



1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 



Total. 



115 
70 
125 

65 
66 

82 

169 
129 
113 

52 
29 
38 



278 
255 
203 

221 
208 
158 

91 

102 
69 

156 
137 
95 



138 
129 
123 

113 

85 
60 

175 
157 
102 

522 
445 
334 



92 
45 
32 

84 
89 
33 

164 
144 
96 

31 
26 
12 

32 

28 
30 

74 
80 
36 

27 
23 
11 



211 
223 
140 

122 
175 

118 

541 
508 
376 



Bell 
Tele- 
phone 

Sys- 
tem. 



65 
50 

7 

52 
54 
15 

115 
81 
33 



175 
160 
96 

103 
144 
95 

81 
83 
31 

134 
116 

64 



100 
42 
19 

106 
63 
45 

115 

111 

4 

279 
193 
118 



47 
32 
19 

68 
51 
28 

158 
130 



119 
173 
135 

77 
155 
99 

410 
436 
362 



All 
other 

sys- 
tems.' 



' The data for 1902 Include all systems operating s-vsitchboards. 



COMPARISON OF BELL AND OTHER SYSTEMS. 



41 



The total number of public exchanges or central 
offices reported for 1912 was about evenly divided be- 
tween the two classes of systems. As the exchanges 
or centrals reported for 1902 included all systems 
operating switchboards, the number for "All other 
systems" reported at that census can not properly be 
compared with the corresponding figures for 1907 and 
1912. The omission of the data for the systems with 
incomes of less than $5,000 also detracts from the 
value of the comparison between the Bell and other 
systems. 

A public exchange or central office may contain a 
small switchboard where only a few lines connect, or it 
may be an extensive office affording intercommunica- 



tion between thousands of subscribers. Therefore the 
number, if not accompanied by information in regard 
to the size of the exchanges, has little significance, but 
the relative importance of the exchanges in the differ- 
ent states can be approximated by comparing their 
number with the number of telephones. 

Private-branch exchanges. — While the number of 
private-branch exchanges depends upon local condi- 
tions and is determined by factors entirely different 
from those governing the establishment of public ex- 
changes, the numbers of private exchanges reported 
by the Bell and other systems at the different cen- 
suses are of interest. Data of this nature are shown 
in Table 31. 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF $5,000 OR MORE— NUMBER OF PRIVATE-BRANCH 
EXCHANGES, BY GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS AND STATES: 1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



Tai>lo 3 1 

DIVISION AND STATE. 




total. 




BELL 

TELEPHONE 

SYSTEM. 


ALL OTHER 

SYSTEMS. 


DIVISION AND STATE. 


total. 


BELL 

telephone 
system. 


ALL OTHER 
SYSTEMS. 




1912 


1907 


U902 


1912 


1907 


1912 


1907 


1912 


1907 


'1902 


1912 


1907 


1912 


1907 


United States 


52, 651 


28, 276 


7,883 


45,387 


24, 702 


7,264 


3,574 


South Atlantic: 

Maryland, Delaware, and 
District of Columbia 


1,575 
118 
109 
37 
14 
188 
32 

357 
164 
87 
25 

60 
141 
140 
435 

66 
43 

508 
18 
13 

240 
13 

1,063 

605 

2,937 


867 
74 
03 
17 
15 
74 
19 

329 

154 

46 

8 

12 
124 

57 
123 

20 
16 
180 
4 
6 
57 
6 

634 

153 

1,237 


373 

8 
17 

6' 

11 

92 
16 
3 

'"'22' 

....... 

6 

'"'24' 

1 

2' 

51 
19 

285 


1,575 
117 
62 
34 
13 
167 
29 

136 
153 
81 
23 

60 
139 
139 

3S.3 

41 
39 

508 
18 
13 

201 
12 

1,029 

509 

2,366 


774 
71 
32 
10 
13 
05 
4 

148 
130 
39 

8 

12 
123 
57 
96 

20 
13 
180 
4 

57 
4 

418 
153 
916 


...... 

47 
3 
1 

21 
3 

221 
11 
6 
2 








Geographic divisions: 

New England 


4, 855 

26,301 

8,014 

4,532 

2, 073 

633 

776 

862 

4,605 


2,361 

15,215 

4,108 

2, 245 

1,129 

537 

316 

341 

2,024 


506 

4.532 

1,489 

406 

415 

111 

36 

33 

355 


4,824 

22,966 

6,560 

3,190 

1,997 

393 

721 

832 

3,904 


2,357 
14, 207 

3,323 

1,456 
975 
325 
288 
284 

1,487 


31 

3,335 

1,454 

1,342 

76 

240 

55 

30 

701 


4 

1,008 
785 
789 
154 
212 
28 
57 
537 


93 
3 


Middle Atlantic ... 


West Virginia 

North Carolina 


31 


East North Central 


1 


West North Central 


South Carolina 


2 


South Atlantic . . 


Georgia 

Florida 


9 


East South Central. 


15 


West South Central 

Mountain 


East South Central: 

Kentucky 




Paciflc 


181 




Tennessee 

Alabama 


24 
7 


New England: 


199 

65 

49 

3,451 

1,091 

19,311 
1,906 
5,084 

2,099 

530 

4, 008 

1,009 

362 

1,133 
613 
2,012 
57 
20 
437 
260 


67 

19 

22 

1,793 

460 

11, 193 

610 

3,412 

1, 338 
277 

1, 753 
517 
223 

853 
151 
943 

30 

1 

183 

84 


1 

1 

1 

408 

95 

3, S07 
141 
584 

447 

84 

771 

115 

72 

208 

6 

174 

...... 

1 


171 

65 

47 

3,450 

1,091 

17, 152 
1,834 
3,980 

1,445 
307 

3,580 
899 
329 

531 
550 
1,435 
55 
20 
351 
248 


66 

19 

19 

1,703 

460 

10, 865 

568 

2,774 


28 


1 


Maine 


Mississippi 




New Hampshire 


West South Central: 

Arkansas 




Vermont 


2 
1 


3 








Connecticut and Rhode 


Louisiana 


2 

1 
52 

25 
4 


1 


Island. ... 


Oklahoma 






2,159 

72 

1.104 


328 
42 
638 

470 
107 
80 
92 
36 

415 

59 

257 

7 


Texas . 


27 


Middle Atlantic: 
New York... 


Mountain: 

Montana 




New Jersey 


6 




Idaho 


3 






Colorado .... 






808 
170 
1,673 
425 
187 

438 
92 

686 
23 

1 
165 
51 


654 
229 
428 
110 
33 

602 

63 

577 

2 








Ohio 


Arizona 

Utah and Wyoming 

Nevada 


...... 

34 

96 

571 


1 


Indiana . 


45 


Illinois 


2 


Michigan 


Pacific: 

Washington 




Wisconsin 






216 








Minnestoa 


California 


321 


Iowa 




Missouri... 




North Dakota 




South Dakota 




Nebraska 


86 
12 


18 
33 













' Data not available to segregate figures for 1902. Statistics for this year cover all systems operating switchboards. 



The Bell System reported the greater number — over 
four-fifths of the total — at both censuses. As this 
system operates in the larger cities where manj^ private- 
branch exchanges are necessary, and the independents 
principally in the smaller cities and towns where fewer 



are required, the reason for this preponderance is 
apparent. The Bell System had private-branch ex- 
changes in every state in 1912, but no independent 
exchanges of this character were reported for 12 states 
or for the District of Columbia. 



CHAPTER Y. 
FINANCIAL STATISTICS. 



Character of tlie statistics. — The statistics concerning 
the fimuicial transactions of telephone companies col- 
lected for the census of 1912 were confined to the 
systems having annual mcomes of $5,000 and over. 
Each company reported separately the principal items 
of income and expenses incident to its operation 
during the year, and furnished a balance sheet show- 
ing its financial condition at the end of the year. 
The amounts paid as salaries and wages to the various 
classes of employees were also reported separately. 

There was no uniform system of accounting in use 
by all companies, and some found it difficult to furnish 
the data required by the census inquiries. As a rule, 
however, the reports were prepared in a satisfactory 
mamier, estimates being furnished when exact amounts 
could not be obtained from records. The Interstate 
Commerce Commission promulgated a uniform system 
of accounts to become effective January 1, 1913, and 
it is possible that at the next census more complete 
financial statistics will be available. 

As many of the telephone systems operate in more 
than one state, it was impossible to obtain separate 
statistics for the financial transactions in each state; 
therefore only tlie totals for the United States are 
shown. 

Comparison with prior censuses. — In most of the 
tables presenting statistics for prior censuses the 
figures for 1907 have been readjusted so as to bring 
them into comparison with those for 1912. It was 
impossible, however, to readjust the figures for the 
census of 1902; therefore the data for that census are 
not strictly comparable with those for either 1907 or 
1912. Table 32, howevez-, gives the general totals for 
all systems at the census of 1902 in comparison with 
those for systems having annual incomes of $5,000 or 
more in 1907 and 1912. The net capital stock and 
funded debt are combined m this table to form the 
item of capitalization, which therefore does not 
include intercompany holdings, stocks and bonds of 
other telephone companies, or treasuiy securities. ■ 



Table 32 



Income 

Expenses and fixed 

charges 

Assets 

Capitalization (net cap- 
ital stock and funded 
debt) 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF 
S5,000 OR MOKE — INCOME, EXPENSES, ASSETS, AND 
CAPITALIZATION. 



1912 



$255,081,234 

203, 754, 909 
1,298,599,48; 



948,829,88:3 



190J 



$176,700,408 

135,475,177 
943,519,301 



722,047,075 



1902 



$86,825,536 

65, 164, 771 
470,359,895 



372,218,40; 



Per cent of 
increase. 



1902- 
1912 



193.8 



212.7 
172.6 



154.9 



1907- 
1912 



44.4 



50.4 
37.6 



31.3 



1902- 
1907 



103.5 



107.9 
98.1 



94.1 



WTiile the figures for the different censuses given in 
this table are not strictly comparable, they indicate 
in a general way the increases in the financial transac- 
tions of the telephone systems of the country during 
the decade. 

The income, assets, and capitalization of telephone 
companies for 1912 were almost three times as great 
as the amounts reported for 1902, and even a larger 
increase is shown for the expenses and fixed charges. 
This item, which includes interest, taxes, and de- 
preciation charges, increased from $65,164,771 in 1902 
to $203,754,909 in 1912, or 212.7 per cent. These 
figures, however, are not strictly comparable inasmuch 
as charges for depreciation were not reported sepa- 
rately for 1902, while for 1912 the item of expenses 
and fixed charges includes the sum of $40,755,657. 
It is quite probable that at the census of 1902 such 
charges were included to some extent as an operating 
or miscellaneous expense. 

Capitalization. — The par values of the common and 
preferred stock and the funded debt, as well as the 
value of real-estate mortgages, floating debt, and cash 
investment, were reported as separate items of HabiHty 
in the balance sheet. AU these items should be con- 
sidered in arriving at the capital invested in the tele- 
phone industry. The figures for the two groups of 
items are given in Table 33, for 1912 and 1907, and 
their sums may be accepted as representing the gross 
capital or investments at the close of those yeai-s for 
the companies and systems having annual incomes of 
$5,000 or more. 



Table 33 


TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL 
INCOMES OF $5,000 OR MORE— CAPITAL 




1912 


1907 


Per cent 
01 in- 
crease. 


Capital stock and funded debt, total. . . 
Real-estate mortgages, floating debt, 


$1,472,041,365 
55,657,028 


$1,016,312,203 
54,035,708 


44.8 
3.0 






Total capital ., 


1,527,698,393 
523,211,482 


1,070,347,911 
293,665,128 


42.7 


Deduct intercompany holdings and 
treasury securities 


78.2 






Net capital 


1,004,486,911 
62,090,435 


776,682,783 
25,255,951 


29.3 


Deduct investments outside of tele- 


145.8 






Net capital invested in telephone 
industry 


942,396,476 


751,426,832 


25.4 







As shown by Table 29, the cash investment was 
reported only for non-Bell telephone systems, and 
amounted to $3,287,138 in 1912 and $2,583,833 in 
1907. This item represents to a great extent the 
original investment in systems operated by individuals, 
firms, and partnerships. 

In addition to cash investnients the amount of 
floating debt and real-estate mortgages should be 



(42) 



FINANCIAL STATISTICS. 



43 



considered in connection with capitalization. The 
floating debt reported amounted to $51,111,243 in 
1912 and to $50,263,394 in 1907, the increase being 
1.7 per cent. Of this amount the Bell System reported 
$38,536,087, or 75.4 per cent, for 1912 and $33,927,798, 
or 67.5 per cent, for 1907. The amount of real-estate 
mortgages was reported as $1,258,647 in 1912 and 
$1,188,481 in 1907, the increase being 5.9 per cent. 
The BeU System reported $100,550, or 8 per cent of the 
•total, for 1912, and $340,900, or 18.1 per cent, for 1907. 

A number of telephone companies have invested m 
the stocks and bonds of other telephone companies 
funds obtained from the sale of their own stocks and 
bonds. To ascertain the net capital invested in the 
telephone industry cognizance must be taken of such 
mvestments in stocks and bonds of other telephone 
companies, treasury securities, investments in stocks 
and bonds of companies other than telephone com- 
panies, and holdings in other permanent investments. 

A duplication appears in the statistics of capitaliza- 
tion to the extent to which the securities of certam 
telephone companies are owned by other telephone 
companies. For this reason, in ascertaining the net 
capital chargeable to the telephone industry, the total 
amount represented by this duplication must be de- 
ducted from the total outstanding capital. Further- 
more, some companies carry a part of their stocks and 
bonds in their treasuries as current assets. These 
stocks and bonds are regarded as issued and outstand- 
ing. They are in condition for negotiation and delivery 
without further action or authority on the part of the 
directors. Hence such treasury securities are to be 
deducted from the gross capital in determining the net 
capital. 

A number of companies reported interests in stocks 
and bonds of concerns other than telephone companies, 
and many other investments of a permanent nature 
were also reported. The income from these invest- 
ments is carried as separate items, hence the amount 
of such investments must be deducted from the gross 
capital to ascertain the net capital chargeable directly 
to the telephone industry. 

Table 33 shows that the total capital of the telephone 
companies and systems that had annual incomes of 
$5,000 or more in 1912, irrespective of the character 
of ownership, amounted to $1,527,698,393. From this 
gross capital there should be deducted $501,476,067, 
the amount reported as intercompany holdings, and 
$21,735,415, the amount of company securities held 
in their treasuries, leaving $1,004,486,911 as the capital 
invested or in the hands of the public. Of this sum, 
$62,090,435 was invested outside of the telephone in- 
dustry and therefore did not form a part of the industry 
proper. Upon the deduction of this amount there 
remains $942,396,476 as the net capital of the industry. 

The net capital invested in the industry increased 
by 25.4 per cent durmg the five years from 1907 to 
1912. The large increase in investments outside of the 



telephone industry, from $25,255,951 in 1907 to $62,- 
090,435 in 1912, or 145.8 per cent, was due to the hold- 
ing m the later year by the Bell Telephone System 
of large interests in the Western Union Telegraph Co. 
Capital stock aTid funded deht. — Table 34 presents 
statistics of capitalization for all telephone systems 
operated under corporate ownership. There were 1 ,708 
incorporated companies in 1912 and 1,478 in 1907. The 
par value of the capital stock and funded debt of such 
companies forms 96.4 per cent of the total capital 
shown in Table 33. These corporations also re- 
ported practically all of the intercompany holdings 
and investments outside of the telephone industry. 
The net capitalization mvested in the mdustry is 
shown, as in Table 33, by deducting the total amount 
of these investments. The number of corporations 
reporting was not shown for 1902, but although the 
figures for that census are not strictly comparable with 
those for 1912 and 1907, the differences are not suffi- 
cient to have any serious effect on the totals, and 
they are therefore included in the table. 



Table 34 


Cen- 
sus. 


mCORPOEATED TELEPHONE SYSTEM.S RE- 
PORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF ?.5,000 OB 
MORE — ANAL YSI.S Or C.VPITALIZ.WION: 
1912, 1907, AND 1902. 




Total. 


Bell 

Telephone 

System. 


All other 
systems. 


Number of incorporated com- 
panies. 

Total capital (stock and bonds) 
outstanding. 

Deduct Intercompany holdings 
and treasury securities. 

Net capitalization of cor- 
porations. 

Deduct value of investments 
outside of telephone industry 
of the United States. 


1912 
1907 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
19U7 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 

1912 
1907 
1902 


1,708 
1,478 

$1,472,041,365 

1,016,312,203 

487,060,895 

523,211,482 
293,665,128 
124,780,830 

948,829,883 
722,647,075 
362, 280, 065 

62,090,435 
25,255,951 
24, 187, 349 

886. 739, 448 
697, 391, 124 
338,092,716 


176 
175 

51,174,504,736 
749, 840, 435 
372,300,773 

492,181,4.36 
258, 189, 989 
114,842,488 

682, 323, 300 
491, 650, 446 
257,458,285 

61,194,984 
25,090,795 
24, 187, 849 

621,128,316 
466,559,651 
233,270,936 


1,532 
1,303 

$297,536,629 
266,471,768 
114,760,122 

31,030,046 
35,475,139 
1 9, 938, 342 

266,506,583 
230,990,629 
104,821,780 

895, 451 
165, 156 


Net capitalization invested 
in telephone industry of 
the United States. 


2f>5,611,132 
230,831,473 
104, 821, 780 



1 Includes also outside investments other than intercompany holdings, but of 
insignifioant amount. Does not include treasury securities. ^. 

There were 56 incorporated mutual companies and 
15 incorporated cooperative associations included in 
the 1,708 incorporated companies reported for 1912. 
The 1,478 companies shown for 1907 include 35 incor- 
porated mutuals and 11 mcorporated cooperative 
associations. 

The capital stock and funded debt outstanding for aU 
companies and systems having annual incomes of 
$5,000 or more increased from 1907 to 1912 by $455,- 
729,162, or 44.8 percent. From 1902 to 1907 the in- 
crease was $529,251,308, or 108.9 per cent. For the 
BeU System alone the increase was $424,664,301, or 
56.6 per cent, for the former period, and $377,539,662, 
or 101.4 per cent, for the latter; for all other systems 
it was $30,064,861, or 11.3 per cent, and $151,711,646, 
or 132.2 per cent, respectively. 



44 



TELEPHONES. 



It is noticeable that in 1912 intercompany holdings 
and treasury securities represented more than one- 
third of the total stock and bonds outstanding. The 
bulk of such holdings was reported by the Bell System, 
although it did not report any treasury securities. 
The amount of intercompany holdings of this one 
system was more than two-fifths of its gross cap- 
italization in 1912; in 1907 and 1902 it was prac- 
tically one-third. A little more than 10 per cent 
of the gross capitaUzation of all other systems was 
invested in treasury securities and in the stocks and 
bonds of other telephone companies in 1912 and 1907, 
compared with 8.7 per cent in 1902. 

To ascertain the amount of stocks and bonds which 
represent capital invested in the telephone business 
itself, it is necessary to deduct not only intercompany 
holdings but investments in nontelephone companies. 
The table shows that the investments in the securities 
of companies engaged in other industries increased by 
$36,834,484, or 145.8 per cent, during the five years 
from 1907 to 1912, while the net capital stock and 
funded debt invested in the telephone industry in- 
creased by $189,348,324, or only 27.3 per cent. 

Table 35 is a further analysis of capital stock and 
funded debt compared, for the Bell System and for all 
other systems, as reported at both censuses. 

Although it is possible to calculate the net capitaliza- 
tion based on the telephone business of the United 
States, it is not possible to distribute that net capitali- 
zation precisely among the different classes of securities. 
The total amount of intercompany holdings is available, 
but not the amount distributed according to classes of 
securities. Furthermore, while the investments of 
telephone companies in stocks or properties outside of 
the telephone business of the United States may prop- 
erly be deducted from the total capitalization in order 
to ascertain the capitaUzation based on the telephone 
business of the United States, the amount of this de- 
duction can not, of course, be taken out of any one class 
of securities, and although it would be possible to 
apportion this deduction among the classes of securi- 
ties pro rata, the results would have little significance. 



Table 35 



Net capital stock and funded debt. . . 



Capital stock. 



Funded debt. 



Cen- 
sus. 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



1912 
1907 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS HAVING ANNUAL 
INCOMES OF S5.000 OR MORE— NET 
CAPITAL STOCK OUTSTANDING AND 
FUNDED debt: 1912 AND 1907. 



Total. 



?948, 829, 883 
722, 647, 075 

586,763,879 
456, 788, 725 

404,530,236 
301,333,489 



liell 

Telephone 

System. 



$682, 323, 300 
491, 650, 446 

397, 885, 433 
294, 578, 646 

295, 872, 053 
197, 071, 800 



All other 
systems. 



.S266,506,583 
230,996,629 

188,878,446 
162, 210, 079 

108,658,183 
104, 261, 689 



Dividends and interest payments. — It is obvious that 
in considering the relation between dividends and in- 
terest payments and capitalization, it is necessary to 
show the entire amount of capitalization in the hands 
of the public and the entire amount of dividends or 
interest paid thereon, regardless of the question 
whether such capitalization represents the telephone 
business only or includes investments in other in- 
dustries, or whether the dividends or interest are 
derived wholly from income from the telephone busi- 
ness or include revenue from other sources. The inter- 
est payments reported for 1912 include the amounts 
paid on floating debts and mortgages as well as on the 
funded debt. It is necessary, therefore, to combine 
these three classes of securities and compare the inter- 
est payments with the total. Such a comparison is 
made in the following statement for 1912 and 1907. 
Comparable figures are not available for 1902. 



Amount ot funded and floating debt and mortgages ' 

Annual interest payment 

Average rate of interest 



1912 



$456,900,126 

$20,163,660 

4.41 



1907 



8352, 785, 364 

$15, 935, 395 

4.52 



1 At end of year. 

The figures for total dividends represent the gross 
payments less duplications due to intercompany pay- 
ments, but without any deductions of income derived 
from outside sources. Table 36 shows the two classes 
of stock and of dividend payments; but for reasons 
already mentioned it is impossible, in the case of the 
independent companies, to exclude duplications due 
to intercompany holdings or payments from the fig- 
ures for the several classes of securities and payments. 

A notable feature of the telephone industry is that 
a large number of the small companies pay no divi- 
dends and have no outstanding funded debt upon 
which interest is paid. In Table 36 companies paying 
dividends are distinguished from those which do not. 
In this table it is impossible to exclude duplications 
due to intercompany holdings in the case of inde- 
pendent companies, but such duplications are ex- 
cluded for the Bell companies. It will be understood 
that the statistics for companies yielding a return on 
capitalization covers the entire capital stock even 
though no dividends were paid. 

In 1912 the total dividend payments of incorporated 
telephone companies on their common and preferred 
stock amounted to $34,120,809 and represented 5.9 
per cent on the net capitalization of these companies. 
The percentage for the Bell System was 7.5, and for 
all other systems 2.3. These average rates, based on 
the outstanding capitalization, are more or less mis- 
leading, however, as no dividends were paid on a 



FINANCIAL STATISTICS. 



45 



large amount of both classes of stock. Of the 1,708 
incorporated companies, only 808 paid dividends in 
1912. 



Tabic 36 

CLASS OP STOCK. 


INCORPORATED TELEPHONE SYSTEMS 
REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF 
$5,00(1 OR MORE— COMMON AND PRE- 
FERRED STOCK, DIVIDEND AND NON- 
DIVIDEND PAYING, AVITH BELL SYSTEM 
INTERCOMPANY DUPLICATIONS EX- 
CLUDED: 1912. 




Total. 


Bell 

Telephone 

System. 


All other 
systems. 


Common stock: 

Number of companies reporting 

Dividend paying 


1,708 

SOS 

900 

$541,681,477 

$426,453,971 

$115,227,506 

$32, 255, 125 

7.56 

231 
161 

70 
$45,082,402 
$i4,751,619 
$10,330,783 

$1,865,684 

5. 37 


176 

71 

105 

«384, 308, 933 

$:!72, 595, 815 

$11,713,118 

$28, 905, 001 

7.76 

37 
21 

16 

$13,. 576, 500 

$13,440,150 

$136, 350 

$804,840 

5.99 


1,532 
737 




795 


Amount outstanding . - 


$157,372,544 




$53, 8.58, 156 


Nondividend paying 


$103,514,388 


Dividends- 
Amount 


$3,350,124 


Average rate per cent on dividend- 


6.22 


Preferred stock: 

Number of companies reporting 


194 
140 


Nondividend paving 


54 


Amount outstanding 


$31,. 505, 902 
821,311,469 


Nondividend paying 


$10,194,433 


Dividends — 


$1,060,844 


Average rate per cent on dividend- 
paying stock 


4.98 







Table 37 



The average rate paid on common stock was 7.56 
per cent and on preferred stock 5.34 per cent. The 
Bell System paid a 7.76 per cent dividend on 97 per 
cent of its outstanding common stock and almost 6 
per cent on 99 per cent of the outstanding preferred 
stock. Non-Bell systems paid 6.22 per cent on 34 
per cent of the common stock, and a 4.98 per cent 
dividend on 67 per cent of the outstanding preferred. 

Income and expenses. — Each company with an an- 
nual income of $5,000 or more furnished the detailed 
statistics in regard to income and expenses given in 
Table 37. The Bell System, however, furnished a 
statement covering the operations of all its sub- 
sidiary companies as well as its long-distance service. 
This arrangement enabled the company to eliminate 
all duplication due to intercompany receipts and 
expenditures. There are small amounts of interest 
and dividends received by certain companies from 
other companies operating independently of the 
Bell System. The combination of these receipts and 
expenses necessarily results in duplication, but the 
amount is not sufhcient to have any appreciable effect 
on the percentages based on the totals. 

The gross income of the 1,916 companies and tele- 
phone systems for which statistics are included in 
this table amounted to $255,081,234. Of this total, 
95.4 per cent was reported as receipts directly from 
telephone service. There was, however, $11,653,623 
reported as derived from other sources of income, 
principally interest on investments and rents for lines, 
wires, and conduits. 



Income, total. 



From telephone business 

Interest on bonds and dividends on stock of other 
telephone companies , 

Interest on bonds and dividends on stock of compa- 
nies other than telephone companies i 

From leased telephone lines, wires, and conduits 

Real-estate rentals 

Interest 

Assessments 

Miscellaneous 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS 
REPORTING ANNUAL 
INCOMES OF $5,000 OB 
MORE— INCOME AND 
EXPENSES: 1912. 



Amount. 



rer cent 
of total. 



$255,081,234 



Expenses, total. 



General operation and maintenance 

Salaries and wages 

Rentals of instruments and apparatus 

Rentals of o!liees and other real estate 

Rentals of conduits and underground privileges 

Payments for telephone traflic made to othor com- 
panies 

Miscellaneous 

Taxes 



243, 427, 611 

857, 619 

3,507,347 

4, 076, 278 

464, 949 

1, 698, 777 

164,318 

884, 335 

203,754,909 



Interest 

Payments for use of leased lines. 

Depreciation charges 

Sinking-fund charges 



Net income. 



Dividends declared during the year, total. 

On common stock 

On preferred stock 

Surplus 



28, 444, 000 

96,040,541 

116,425 

2, 280, 545 

1,206,015 

1,187,265 

402, 7S4 

12,411,516 

20,163,960 

405, 907 

40, 755, 657 

340,294 

51,326,325 



34, 120, 809 

32, 255, 125 

1,865,684 

17,205,516 



100.0 

95.4 

0.3 

1.4 
1.6 
0.2 
0.7 
0.1 
0.3 

100.0 



14.0 

47.1 

0.1 

1.1 

0.6 

0.6 
0.2 
6.1 
9.9 
0.2 
20.0 
0.2 



100.0 
94.5 
5.5 



1 Includes income from other permanent investments. 

The total expenses amounted to $203,754,909, 
making the net income available for dividends and 
surplus $51,326,325. The expenses of operation and 
mamtenance, which include legal expenses and sala- 
ries and wages, form 61.1 per cent of the total ex- 
penses. Depreciation charges were not reported 
separately at prior censuses, and when reported were 
probably included in maintenance. There is no 
uniformity among the telephone companies as to the 
amounts charged annually to this item, but the 
amounts thus charged during 1912 aggregate $40,- 
755,657 and form 20 per cent of the total expenses. 
Taxes and interest are the next most important items 
of expense, amounting to $32,575,476 and forming 16 
per cent of the total. Of the net income, 94.5 per 
cent was paid as dividends on the common and 5.5 
per cent on the preferred stock. After all expenses, 
fixed charges, and dividends were paid there remained 
$17,205,516 as a surplus. 

The changes that were made in the methods of 
accounting during the period between the censuses 
of 1907 and 1912 seriously affect the comparability 
of some of the items in the income account. For 
example, the rental of instruments and apparatus 
was reported for 1907 as an expense amounting to 
$5,529,155, while the corresponding item for 1912 is 
$116,425. The total for 1907 very largely represented 
rentals on instruments paid by subsidiary companies 
to the parent company and was to that extent a dupli- 



46 



TELEPHONES. 



cation. This duplication was eliminated in preparing 
the reports for 1912. The item, "Rentals of offices and 
other real estate," reported for 1907, included the total 
real-estate expenses on both owned and rented prop- 
erty, together with estimated rentals on property 
owned and used by the reporting company, which 
were credited as "real-estate rentals." For 1912 tliis 
item includes only expenses paid others for use of 
offices and real estate. Under these conditions a com- 
parison of the amounts reported for the separate items 
at the two censuses would be misleading. Therefore, 
in order to make a more satisfactory comparison, 
certain items reported separately at the two censuses 
have been combined in Table 38. 



Tabic 38 



Income, total 

From telephone business, 

including assessments . . . 

From leased lines, wires, 

and conduits 

All other income 

Expenses, total 

Operating expenses: 

Salaries and wages 

Another 

Taxes 

Interest 

Net income 

Dividends declaimed during 

year, total 

On common stock 

On preferred stock 

Smplus 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL IN- 
COMES OF $5,000 OB MOKE— INCOME AND EX- 
PENSES. 



191-2 



$255,081,234 

243,591,929 

4,076,278 

7,413,027 

203, 754, 909 

96,040,541 
75, 138, 892 
12,411,516 
20,163,960 
51,326,325 

34, 120, 809 

32, 255, 125 

1,865,684 

17, 205, 516 



1907 



«],76, 700, 408 

167, 148, 389 

2,403,650 

7, 148, 369 

135,475,177 

65, 009, 349 
48,316,961 
6,213,472 
15, 935, 395 
41,225,231 

23, 448, 212 

21,753,565 

1,694,647 

17,777,019 



Per 
cent 
of in- 
crease. 



44.4 

45.7 



3.7 
50.4 

47.7 
55.5 
99.8 
26.5 
24.5 

45.5 
48.3 
10.1 
3.2 



Per cent of 
total. 



1912 



100.0 

95.5 

1.6 

2.9 

100.0 

47.1 

36.9 

6.1 



100.0 
94.5 
5.5 



1907 



100.0 

94.6 

1.4 

4.0 

100.0 

48.0 

35.7 

4.6 

11.8 



100.0 

92.8 

7.2 



This table shows that while the total income in- 
creased by 44.4 per cent, the expenses increased 50.4 
per cent. There was very little change in the relative 
importance of the principal items of income and ex- 
pense. The largest percentage of increase (99.9) is 
shown for taxes and the next largest (69.6 per cent) 
for income from leased lines, wires, and conduits. 
There was comparatively little change in the amount 
of dividends declared on preferred stock, but the 
amount paid on common stock increased 48.3 per cent. 

Taxes. — The five different classes of taxes enumer- 
ated in Table 39 were reported separately for the ma- 
jority of the companies. Some, however, carried but 
one tax account and charged to it all taxes paid during 
the year. 



Table 39 



Taxes, total 

On real and personal property 

On capital stock 

Federal corporation tax 

On earnings 

Miscellaneous 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING 
ANNUAL INCOMES OF $5,000 OR 
MORE— TAXES. 



1912 



$12,411,516 



7,950,325 
1,147,188 

459,437 
2,437,078 

417,488 



1907 



$6,213,472 



3, 272, 385 

778,027 



1,307,957 
855, 103 



Per cent 
of in- 
crease. 



99.8 



143.0 
47.4 



86.3 
51.2 



The distribution of the total among the five classes 
for which separate figui'es are given in this table was 
necessarily attended by a certain margin of error. In 
some cases the taxes on capital stock included taxes 
which, while computed on outstanding stock, are based 
on plant, and therefore in reaUty are taxes on real and 
personal property and not on capital stock as such. 
Similarly, the taxes on earnings include commuted 
taxes in lieu of taxes on real and personal property, 
which might very properly be considered taxes on real 
and personal property. Furthermore, the amounts 
reported for the different items depend upon the con- 
struction given to the laws in the different states. 
All of these factors must be taken into account in any 
attempt to determine the amounts of the different 
kinds of taxes actually paid. 

Relation oftrarffic to income and expense. — The census 
statistics were not collected with a view to making 
exact computations concerning the income and ex- 
penses per telephone or per message. The statistics 
necessarily include data for all systems, irrespective of 
the conditions under which these systems were oper- 
ated, and the methods of bookkeeping are not uniform 
for all companies. Some companies charge to oper- 
ating expenses certam items that are charged by 
others to capital account. A considerable proportion 
of the companies, especially the smaller ones, have 
very imperfect systems of accounting, and the data 
reported by them were not complete. In considering 
the income and expenses per unit, proper weight 
should be given to the different methods of charging 
for telephone service; but this is impossible in census 
statistics, in which the reports for many companies are 
combmed, and, furthermore, the "per telephone" de- 
ductions are based on the number of telephones in- 
stalled at the end of the year. For these reasons the 
computation of earnmgs and expenses per telephone 
or message, given in Table 40, should be accepted only 
as indicating, or approximating, the actual conditions. 



Table 40 



Average number of messages per telephone per year 

Average gross income: 

Per telephone 

Per message (cents) 

Average earnings from operation — 

Per telephone 

Per message (cents) 

Average income from other sources — 

Per telephone 

Per message (cents) 

Average operating expense: 

Per telephone 

Per message (cents) 

Average deductions from income (taxes and fixed 
charges): 

Per telephone 

Per message (cents) 

Average net income: 

Per telephone 

Per message (cents) 

.Average deduction from net income (dividends) — 

Per telephone 

Per message (cents) 

Average surplus: 

Per telephone 

Per message (cents) 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS 
REPORTING ANNUAL 
INCOMES OF $5,000 
OR M O R E— INCOME 
AND EXPENSE PER 
TELEPHONE AND PER 
MESSAGE. 



1912 



1,875 



1907 



2,120 



$34. 82 
1.857 


$36. 01 
1.699 


$33. 25 
1.773 


$34.07 
1.607 


SI. 57 
0.084 


$1.95 
0.092 


$23.36 
1.246 


$23.10 
1.090 


$4.45 
0.237 


$4.51 
0.213 


$7.01 
0.374 


$8.40 
0.396 


$4.66 
0.249 


$4.78 
0.225 


$2.35 
0.125 


$3.62 
0.171 



FINANCIAL STATISTICS. 



47 



It is, in one sense, improper to calculate the average 
gross income per station or telephone — that is, to di- 
vide the total income of companies from all sources 
by the number of stations or telephones — since the 
gross income includes income from outside invest- 
ments having nothing to do with the telephone traffic. 
Inasmuch, however, as the deductions from the net 
income (the dividends and the surplus) are derived 
from the gross income from all sources and not from 
the earnings from operation alone, it is necessary, if 
any calculation of the amounts of these various items 
per station or per message is to be made, to compute 
similarly per station or per message the total income 
from which these items are derived. Since the differ- 
ence between the gross income and the earnings from 
operation is comparatively slight, this distribution 
does show, with approximate accuracy, what jjart of 
the amount paid by the pulilic for the use of a tele- 
phone per year and what part of the amount paid per 
message are used for the different j^urposes indicated. 

The average number of messages per telephone per 
year shows a considerable decrease from 1907 to 1912. 
The average for earnings from operation also decreased, 
while the average for operating expenses increased, 
whether measured by the telephone unit or by the mes- 
sage unit. While for the reasons already stated the 
averages in the table should not be accepted as exact, 
the decrease in the income and increase in expenses 
per telephone and per message are in harmony with 
the generally accepted understanding of actual con- 
ditions. The mcrease in the number of telephones 
operated under the measured system of payment and 
the improvements in business methods are the prin- 
cipal factors leading to these results. 

The income and operating expenses per unit vary 
greatly for different states, being, in general, high for 
the states containing the large cities and districts of 
high telephone density. 

Balance sheet. — The balance sheets are supposed to 
show the financial condition of the companies at the 
end of the year or other periods covered by the reports. 
It was manifestly not within the province of the bureau 
to question the accuracy of these statements or to en- 
deavor to ascertain whether the proper amounts had 
been reported for the assets and liabilities. Un- 
doubtedly differences in methods of bookkeeping are 
reflected in the balance sheets, and it is probable that 
part of the assets recorded for some companies are of 
questionable value. It is seldom, however, that a 
company underestimates the value of its assets, and 
therefore the combination of the balance sheets for 
the different companies doubtless results in larger 
totals than wotdd be obtained from a conservative 
valuation of the properties. 

The statements furnished by all companies reporting 
incomes of $5,000 or more at the censuses of 1912 
and 1907 are combined in Table 41. 



Tabic 41 



Total assets or liabilities . 
Assets. 

Cost of construction and 
equipment 

Stocks and bonds of other 
telephone companies . 

Stocks and bonds of com- 
panies other than tele- 
phone companies 

Treasury securities (stocks 
and bondo) 

Other permanent invest- 
ments 

Cash and current assets 

Stock and bond discounts. . 

Sinking and other special 
funds ' , 



Liabilities. 

Capital stock and funded 
debts 

Real-estate mortgages 

Floating debt (loans and 
notes) 

Cash investments (for un- 
incorporated systems) 

Reserves 

Accounts payable 

Interest and taxes, due and 
accrued 

Dividends due 

Sundries 

Net surplus 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES 
OF S5,000 OR MORE— BALANCE SHEET, EXCLUDINQ 
BELL SYSTEM INTERCOMPANY HOLDINGS. 



1912 



$1, 295, 670, 101 

1, 081, 433, 227 
20, 72S, 817 

61,516,908 

21,735,415 

573,527 
96,618,255 
10,265,438 

2, 798, 514 



991,294,115 
1,258,647 

51,111,243 

3, 287, 138 
148,818,981 
19, 373, 744 

9, 744, 993 

7, 775, 898 

2,234,721 

60,771,621 



190J 



$940,357,998 

794, 096, 971 
16,041,132 

25,090,795 

19, 434, 007 

165, 156 
82,963,172 

2,566,765 



758, 122, 214 
1,188,481 

50, 263, 394 

2, 583, 833 
38,991,858 
22, 936, 628 

6,033,464 

5, 822, 446 

6,210,884 

48, 204. 796 



Per cent 
of in- 
crease.' 



1907-1912 



37.8 



36.2 
29.2 

145.2 
11.8 

247.3 

16.5 



9.0 



30.8 
5.9 

1.7 

27.2 
281.7 
-15.5 

61.5 

33.6 

-64.0 

26.1 



Per cent 
of total. 



1912 1907 



100.0 



83.5 
1.6 

4.7 

1.7 

{^) 
l.b 

0.8 

0.2 



76.5 
0.1 

3.9 

0.3 

11.5 

1.5 

0.8 
0.6 
0.2 
4.7 



100.0 



84.4 
1.7 

2.7 

2.1 

C) 

8.S 
(*) 

0.3 



5.3 

0.3 
4.1 
2.4 

0.7 
0.6 
0.7 
5.1 



1 A minus sign ( — ) denotes decrease. 

2 Less than one-tenth of 1 per cent. 

3 Not reported separately. 
* Includes "Sundries." 

6 Excluding intercompany holdings of the Bell Telephone System. 

This balance sheet includes the duplication in assets 
and liabilities referred to in connection with Table 33, 
which can be eliminated by deducting the value of 
"stocks and bonds of other telephone companies." 

Assets. — The cost of construction and equipment 
includes the total cost of all telephone systems at the 
end of the year covered by the reports, including the 
cost of real estate, telephone instruments, telephone 
cabinets, control desks, etc., either in use or on hand, 
if owned by the reportmg company. The capitalized 
franchise values if considered as a part of the cost of 
construction were included. The item, therefore, rep- 
resents the book value of the telephone companies' 
equipment and real estate, and their capitalized fran- 
chise value, bonus, good will, etc. The total amount 
reported as cost of construction and equipment 
increased by 36.2 per cent during the five years from 
1907 to 1912. It formed 83.9 per cent of the total 
assets reported for 1907, as compared with 84.4 per 
cent for 1912. 

Cash and current assets, including supplies, form the 
next most important of assets, representing 7.5 per 
cent of the total for 1912, as compared with 8.8 per 
cent for 1907. The item of treasury securities, which 
amounted to $21 ,735,415 for 1912, is composed of stock 
to the value of $7,869,987 and bonds valued at 
$13,865,428. 

Liabilities. — The total capital stock and funded 
debt, including the duplications due to the purchase 



48 



TELEPHONES. 



by certain telephone companies of the stocks and bonds 
of other companies, amounted to $991/294,115 in 1912, 
as compared with .1758,122,214 in 1907, an increase of 
30.8 per cent. This item formed 76.5 per cent of the 
total liabilities in 1912, as compared with 80.6 per 
cent in 1907. 

Reserves amomitmg to $148,818,981 in 1912 formed 
the next most important item of liabilities. This item 
constituted 11.5 per cent of the total liabilities in 
1912 and 4.1 per cent in 1907, and increased by 281.7 
per cent during the period. The net surplus, which 
amounted to $60,777,621 in 1912 and $48,204,796 in 
1907, is obtained by deducting the deficit of companies 
reporting a deficit from the surplus of those reporting 
a surplus. 

EMPLOYEES, SALARIES, AND WAGES. 

All telephone companies and systems having annual 
incomes of $5,000 or more were required to report 
the numbers of the several classes of employees that 



were on their rolls on September 16, 1912, together 
with the amount of salaries or wages paid each class 
during the year. If the data for September 16 were 
not available, they were required to report the num- 
ber for the nearest representative date. All regular 
officers and employees, whether engaged in operation, 
maintenance, canvassing, or collecting, or otherwise em- 
ployed, were included. If any persons were employed 
only a portion of the time in the telephone service, the 
report was to include only the wages paid in connection 
with that service. The general superintendents or other 
heads of departments if considered as salaried officials 
of corporations were reported as such, but employees 
engaged exclusively in additions or extensions to the 
systems were not included. Overseers and foremen 
performing work sunilar to that done by men over 
whom they had charge were included with wage earners, 
but those whose duties were wholly supervisory were 
reported as salaried employees. The statistics are 
summarized in Table 42. 



TELEPHONE SYSTEMS REPORTING ANNUAL INCOMES OF $5,000 OR MORE— EMPLOYEES, SALARIES, AND WAGES: 

1912, 1907, AND 1902. 



Table 42 


1912 


1907 


1902 


PER CENT OF rNCREASE.l 




1902-1912 


1907-1912 


1902-1907 


Employees, total: 

Number ... 


2 183, 361 
$96,040,541 

38, 753 
$32, 681, 482 

144,608 
$63,359,059 

96,332 
$32, 474, 093 

1,972 

$870, 671 

2.0 

94,360 

$31,603,422 

98.0 

48,276 
$30, 884, 966 


131,670 
$65, 009, 349 

22, 819 
$18, 542, 619 

108, 851 
$46, 466, 730 

72,518 
$22,636,671 

2,457 

$942, 455 

3.4 

70,061 

$21, 694, 216 

96.6 

36,333 
$23, 830, 059 


78, 752 
$36,255,621 

14,124 
$9, 885, 886 

64, 628 
$26,369,735 

39, 858 
$10, 765, 098 

2, 525 

$729, 666 

6.3 

37,333 

$10,035,432 

93.7 

24, 770 
$15,604,637 


132.8 
164.9 

174.4 
230.6 

123.8 
140.3 

141.7 
201.7 

-21.9 
19.3 


39.3 

47.7 

69.8 
76.2 

32.8 
36.4 

32.8 
43.5 

-19.7 
-7.6 


67.2 




79.3 


Salaried employees — 


61.6 


Salaries 


87.6 


Wage earners- 
Total average number 


68.4 


Total wages . 


76.2 


Operators- 
Average number . 


81.9 




110.3 


Men- 


-2.7 


Wages . 


29.2 


Per cent of total operators . 




Women— 


152.8 
214.9 


34.7 
45.7 


87.7 


Wa'^es 


116.2 


Per cent of total operators 




All other wage earners — 


94.9 
97.9 


32.9 
29.6 


46.7 




52.7 







1 A minus sign (— ) denotes decrease. 

The totals for 1902 shown in this table are not 
strictly comparable with those for 1907 and 1912, 
because they include the employees of systems hav- 
ing annual incomes of less than $5,000. It is believed, 
however, that the number thus included is not large 
enough to have a perceptible effect upon the percent- 
ages of increase. There were 183,361 salaried and other 
persons employed by the telephone systems of the 
United States during 1912, an increase of 132.8 per 
cent over the number reported for 1902. Amounts 
paid annually in salaries and wages increased from 
$36,255,621 in 1902 to $96,040,541 in 1912, or 164.9 
per cent. During the same period the number of 
operators increased from 39,858 to 96,332, or 141.7 



2 Number employed Sept. 16, 1912. 

per cent, and the wages paid to them during the year 
from $10,765,098 to $32,474,093, or 201.7 per cent. 

The increase in the number of female operators and 
in the wages paid is noteworthy. In 1902 there were 
but 37,333 women employed as operators; in 1912 there 
were 94,360, an increase of 152.8 per cent. During the 
same period the wages paid this class of operators 
increased from $10,035,432 to $31,603,432, or 214.9 
per cent. The proportionate increase in wages, there- 
fore, was greater by 62.1 per cent than the increase 
in the number employed. The number of male oper- 
ators has decreased at each census, and in 1912 it 
formed but 2 per cent of the total number of operators, 
as compared with 6.4 per cent in 1902. 



CHAPTER VI. 
TELEPHONE EXCHANGE RATES. 



A comprehensive treatment of telephone rates woukl 
involve the collection of a great many data and the 
careful consideration of the conditions affecting each 
telephone system as regards both its construction and 
its operation. An investigation of this kind would be 
of such magnitude as to make it impracticable in con- 
nection with the work of a general census. However, 
the demand for information on this subject has been 
so great that it was determined at the 1912 census of 
telephones to include some data of this character, 
although no attempt had been made at prior cen- 
suses to collect such statistics. Accordingly, sched- 
ules of rates for telephone service at 252 exchanges in 
the larger cities have been collected and are presented 
in this report. It should be understood, however, 
that the rate statistics herein given do not constitute 
a sufficient basis for a treatise on telephone exchange 
rates, inasmuch as the rates under any particular ex- 
change system are the results of varying factors, while 
in some instances no statistics are obtainable. No 
attempt has been made to take into account or even 
to enumerate the peculiar conditions affecting the 
several systems represented or to make any deductions 
as to the equity of the rates. No conclusions, there- 
fore, should be drawn from comparisons of the rates 
in one city with those in other cities without careful 
study of all the factors which enter into the establish- 
ment of the rate schedules and a comprehensive knowl- 
edge of the local conditions in each case. 

In this connection it may be of interest to note a 
few of the more important factors to be borne in mind 
in the comparison of telephone exchange rates. At 
least two general considerations must be taken into 
account: First, the gross revenue which must be ob- 
tained for defraying the expenses of conducting the 
business and paying a reasonable return upon the cap- 
ital actually and necessarily invested, and, second, the 
commercial and social conditions obtaining in the ter- 
ritory served. Conditions affecting the construction, 
operation, and maintenance of telephone systems have 
been changing continually since the inception of the 
industry. Improvements in instruments and equip- 
ment have followed each other in quick succession, 
and with the older systems an enormous amount of 
reconstruction and reequipment has been necessary in 
order to keep the service up to date. Furthermore, 
the cost of plants per unit of telephone service varies 
with the extent of the areas covered by the systems, 
with the density of the telephone development, with 
the number of telephones installed, with the number 
of central offices required to serve the locality, with 

81100°— 15 i 



the requirements as to the placing of wires under- 
ground, with the character of the pavement which 
must be replaced when the wires are put underground, 
and with the prices of labor and materials. Any varia- 
tion in the cost of providing the necessary plant for a 
telephone exchange must, of course, be reflected in 
the amount of gross revenue required, through the 
amount of depreciation, the cost of maintenance, 
and the return on the capital mvested. One item of 
particular interest as regards maintenance expenses, 
and one which affects in an important way the 
amount of revenue that must be obtained, is that of 
installing and removing telephones. This is an impor- 
tant factor in the cost of telephone service, and one 
in which there is a great variation in different cities 
in the country. In some cities where the population 
is stal:)le in character the average life of a telephone 
installation is much longer than in other cities whose 
population appears to be of the same character. 

The following excerpt from the report of the special 
committee of the Merchants' Association of New York, 
appointed to inquire into the telephone service and 
rates in New York City, presents the views held by a 
large number of representative business men as to 
what constitutes a "reasonable margin of profit:" 

That the telephone business demands a continuous accession of 
^resh capital to satisfactorily serve the public. Having in view 
the importance to the public of constant improvement and expan- 
sion and the greatest possible efHciency of telephone service, as 
well as the necessity of offering an attractive investment to new 
capital to provide for such expansion, it is the opinion of this com- 
mittee that to provide a fair return on capital actually and neces- 
sarily invested, and a proper allowance for contingencies, 10 per 
cent margin above operating outlays is a reasonable and proper 
margin in the telephone business. In the various movements 
hitherto made for the limitation by law of telephone profits, wher- 
ever the permissible percentage of profit has been dealt with, this 
margin has been accepted as a proper one. It has also been spec- 
ified by law in the case of some other public -service corporations. 
Tliis conclusion was acceded to by the New York Telephone Co., 
and it was therefore agreed that the rates should be so readjusted 
as to produce a net revenue of approximately 10 per cent on the 
actual capital necessarily invested in the business. 

Commercial and social conditions — the second gen- 
eral class of factors responsible for differences in 
rates — vary widely in different communities, and 
therefore render rate comparison difficult. It is well 
known that the proportion of illiterates, the propor- 
tion of foreign born, the average income of the 
inhabitants, commercial and social activity, and topo- 
graphical conditions differ very widely in various 
communities of the same size and that these differences 
are naturally reflected in the character and volume 

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50 



TELEPHONES. 



of telephone service in such a manner as to affect 
rates. 

There are also some factors of a commercial and 
social character of such pecuUar importance in con- 
nection with telephone rates that in exchanges of the 
same size and of the same general character a par- 
ticular schedule of rates will be remunerative where 
these factors are present and will result in a deficit 
where they are absent. By reason of the presence or 
absence of these factors, the proportions of business 
and of residence subscribers vary widely, and the local 
demand for particular types of service, such as high- 
grade individual-line service and lower grade 4-party 
or 10-party service, is more or less unstable in the 
same community, with resulting variations in revenues 
and in costs. 

The extent to which the patrons of a telephone ex- 
change use interurban or long-distance service has an 
important bearing on exchange rates. In connection 
with every interuiban message the plant and operat- 
ing force of the exchange are used, and where the 
company operating the exchange does not own the 
interurban line, a commission is received for the serv- 
ices of the local exchange. Where the same com- 
pany owns both the local system and the interurban 
lines, it is customary to credit the exchange with a 
portion of the toll revenue. As a part of the commis- 
sion, or credit, as the case may be, covers the use of 
a large portion of the plant, the amount and char- 
acter of which do not vary with the volume of inter- 
urban traffic, the quantity of such traffic naturally 
has an important relation to the exchange rates. The 
volume of interurban traffic originating in various ex- 
changes of the same size and character may vary 
widely under different commercial, social, and topo- 
graphical conditions, particularly as regards the prox- 
imity, size, and character of the surrounding cities 
and towns. 

Other differences in commercial and social con- 
ditions have been responsible for the adoption of 
message-rate schedules in some exchanges and the 
retention of flat-rate schedules in others, a fact which 
renders the comparison of rates particularly difficult, 
since the average revenue from a message-rate service 
depends very largely upon the number of messages 



sent by the subscriber. The difficulty of comparison- 
is, moreover, increased by the fact that, other con- 
ditions being equal, the use of message-rate schedules 
tends to decrease the cost of furnishing telephone 
service, since such rates, usually, automatically result 
in a reduction of traffic through the elimination by 
subscribers on their own initiative of numerous inci- 
dental or frivolous calls. 

The extent of what is known as the ''local-service 
-that is, the area throughout which subscribers 



area 



may talk without payment of toll charges — has such 
an important bearing on exchange rates that com- 
parisons of rates in different communities are of doubt- 
ful value. In many cases two or more complete 
schedules are available to subscribers in the same 
locality, the difference between the schedules relating 
solely to the extent of the "local-service area." An 
extreme example of this kind is given in the schedules 
shown herein for Boston and vicinity (p. 64). These 
schedules were adopted on the recommendation of 
the Massachusetts Highway Commission in 1910, and 
illustrate the very large range of service and rates 
available to subscribers in metropolitan Boston. 
These schedules show also that a comparison of 
Boston rates with those in other cities is virtually 
impossible. 

In many cases the rate schedules are designed to 
meet the requirements of subscribers over a very large 
area. These requirements vary with the kind of 
equipment, the type of line, the quality and scope 
of the service, and the subscriber's location. Sched- 
ules for the same class of service also vary within an 
area of continuous development in accordance with 
the size of the central office or because of essential 
differences in traffic conditions which fundamentally 
relate to costs. 

It is readily seen from the foregoing statement of 
conditions that it is impracticable to show in a single 
tabular statement the important variations occurring 
in a considerable number of rate schedules. For this 
reason, and because of the impracticability of collect- 
ing such information, the following schedules are 
shown, as previously stated, in the form in which they 
were submitted by the several systems represented, 
without any attempt at analysis or comparison. 



TELEPHONE RATE SCHEDULES. 



INDEX. 



Alabama: 

Binningham 

Mobile 

Arkansas: 

Little Rock 

California: 

Los Anseles 

Oakland 

Pomona 

Sacramento 

San Diego 

San Francisco 

Colorado: 

Denver 

Connecticut: 

Bridgeport 

Hartford 

New Britain 

New Haven 

Waterbury 

Delaware: 

Wilmington 

District op Columbia: 

W ashington 

Florida: 

Bartow 

Bradentowii 

Clearwater 

Jacksonville 

Lakeland 

Plant City 

Port Tampa 

Tampa 

Tarpon Springs 

Georgu: 

Atlanta 

Savannah , 

Illinois: 

Alexander 

Alton and Belleville 

Aurora 

Batavia 

Big Rock 

Bloomiugton 

Blufis 

CarroUton 

Chicago 

Coleta 

Collinsville 

Crete 

Dundee 

East St. Louis (see St 
Louis, Mo.)- 

Elbum 

Elgin 

Frankfort 

Freeburg 

Galesburg 

Granite City 

Greenfield 

Hampshire 

Hillview 

Jacksonville 

Joliet 

Kaneville 

Lily Lake 

Lockport 

Manchester 

Monee 



63 
103 



97 
114 
124 
132 
136,137 
137 



67 
87 
108 
108 
151 



154 



150 



60 
67 
75 
90 
94 
123 
126 
146 
146 



56,57 
138 



54 
55 
59 
61 
62 
64 
64 
71 
73,74 
77 
77 
77 
80 



90 
92 
92 
96 
96 
100 
104 



Illinois — Continued . 

Murrayville 

Naperville 

New Athens 

Patterson 

Peoria 

Peotone 

Plainfield 

Roodhouse 

Springfield 

Sugar Grove 

White Hall 

Woodson 

Induna: 

E vansville 

Fort Wayne 

New Albany 

South Bend...: 

Terre Haute 

Iowa: 

Des Moines 

Sioux City 

Kansas: . 

Emporia 

Kansas City 

Wichita 

Kentucky: 

Covington (see Cincinnati, 
Ohio). 

Lexington 

Louisville 

Paducah 

LotnsLANA: 

New Orleans 

Maine: 

Portland 

Maryland: 

Baltimore 

Massachusetts: 

Boston (Cambridge and 

Somerville) 

Brockton 

Cambridge (see Boston). 

Fall River 

Holyoke 

Lawrence 

Lowell 

Lynn 

New Bedford 

Somerville (see Boston). 

Springfield 

Worcester 

Michigan: 

BayCity 

Cadillac 

Detroit 

Grand Rapids 

Holland 

Lansing 

Saginaw 

Traverse City 

Minnesota: 

Albert Lea 

Badger 

Barnum 

Braham 

Brook Park 

Cambridge 



Page. 



lOo 
105 
106 
118 
119 
120 
123 
132 
143 
144 
152 
155 



82 
84 
106 
142 
146 



78 
142 



81 

92,93 

152 



98, 99 
116 



109 
124 
59 



83 



107 



143 

155 



61 
70 
79 
85 
88 
95 
133 
147 



Minnesota — Continued. 

Duluth 

East Grand Forks 

Faribault 

Foley 

Forest Lake 

Glenville 

Graceville 

Hinckley 

Isanti 

Lindstrom 

Litchfield 

Milaca 

Mmneapolis 

Moose Lake 

Mora 

North Branch 

Ogilvie 

Ortouville 

Pine City 

Princeton 

Rush City 

St. Paul 

Thief River Falls 

White Bear 

Mississippi: 

Hattiesburg 

Jackson 

Meridian 

Missouri: 

Kansas City 

St. Charles 

St. Joseph 

St. Louis (and East St. 

Louis, 111.) 

Valley Park 

Nebraska: 

Beatrice 

Hebron 

Lincoln 

Omaha 

Red Cloud 

New Hampshire: 

Manchester 

New Jer!3ey: 

Atlantic City 

Bayonne (Hoboken and 

Jersey City) 

Camden 

Elizabeth 

Hoboken (see Bayoime). 
Jersey City (see Bayonne). 

Newark . . ". 

Passaic 

Paterson 

Trenton 

New York: 

Albany 

Avoca 

Batavia 

Bingham ton 

Buffalo 

Dunkirk 

Gasport 

Lockport 

Medina 

Middleport 

Montour Falls 

Naples 

New York 

Niagara Falls 

Prattsburg 



Page. 



102 
103 
104 
104 
114 
115 
116 
121 
126 
132 
135 
146 
152 



102 



92,93 
133 
133 

134 
150 



62 



115 
129 



100 



106 
116 
117 

147 



53 
59 
61 
62 
8,69 
80 
85 
97 
101 
102 
104 
105 
109 
113 
126 



New York — Coatinued. 

Pulteney 

Rochest'er 

Schenectady 

Syracuse 

Tonawanda (and North 

Tonawanda) 

Troy 

Utica 

Warsaw 

Yonkers 

North Dakota: 

Grand Forks 

Ohio: 

Akron 

Alliance 

Canton 

Cincinnati (and Covington, 

Ky.) 

Cleveland 

Columbus 

Toledo 

Youngstown 

Oklahoma: 

Oklahoma City 

Oregon: 

Portland 

Pennsylvania: 

AUentown 

Altoona 

Erie 

Harrisburg 

Johnstown 

Lancaster 

Philadelphia 

Pittsburgh 

Reading 

Scran ton 

Wilkes-Barre 

Rhode Island: 

Pawtucket 

Providence 

South Carolina: 

Charleston 

Tennessee: 

Chattanooga 

Memphis 

Nashville 

Texas: 

Dallas 

Fort Worth 

Houston 

San Antonio 

Utah: 

Salt Lake City 

Virginia: 

Norfolk 

Richmond 

Washington: 

Seattle 

Spokane 

Taooma 

Wisconsin: 

Frederick 

Grantsburg 

Milwaukee 



Page. 



127 

130, 131 

139 

144 

147 
148 
149 
150 
155 



85 



53 

55 
71 

74 
75,75 

77 
147 
156 



115 
124,125 



54,55 

55, 56 

81,82 

86,87 

91 

94 

120, 121 

121 

128, 129 

140,141 

152, 154 



118 
126 



71 



72 
101 
105 



77 
84 
89 
136 

135 



113 
129 



141 
142 
145 



85 
86 
102 



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TELEPHONE RATE SCHEDULES. 



AHttON, OBIO. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE AKRON PEOPLE'S TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT JUNE 30, 1911. 

[The local senice area includes Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, and Tallmadge.] 

Individual and party -line automatic service: 

Business, individual line $42. 00 

Business, party line 30. 00 

Residence, individual line 30. 00 

Residence, 2-party line (within 1 mile) 18. 00 

Residence, 2-party Line (1 to U miles), selective 20. 00 

Residence, 4-party line (within 1 mile) 18. 00 

Residence, 4-party line (1 to U miles) 20. 00 

Business extension station, within 50 feet of main station and in same building, 
$8; more than 50 feet or in another building, according to distance and con- 
ditions. 
Residence extension station, within 50 feet of main station and in same liuild- 
ing, $0; njore than 50 feet or in another building, according to distance and 
conditions. 
Bural-line service: 

Business, S-party Line, semiselective $30. 00 

Residence, 10-party line, nonselective 18. 00 

Residence, 8-party line, semiselective — $18 basis; $2 each one-half mile or frac- 
tion, e.xtra radius. 
Residence, 4-party line, full selective (automatic)— $18 basis; $3 each one-half 
mile or fraction, extra radius. 
Private branch exchange service: 

Trunk lines (according to distance) S42. 00 to 54.00 

Switchboard 12. 00 

Station (individual, within 300 feet of switchboard) 12. 00 

Contracts: 

For short-term service, 6 months or less than 1 year, one and one-half rate; 3 
months, or less than G months, tv.ice regular rate. 
Change of location: 

For change of location when the new location is within reasonable distance of 

the company's existing plant equipment, maximum charge, .152. 
For interior change of location of individual instruments, a charge of cost to 

the company is made. 
For breakage due to causes other than natural wear and tear, a charge is made 
equal to the cost of broken parts. 
Directory service: 

Extra names are listed at f5 per annum, in case the application for such extra 
name listing is a cohabitant in the residence or offices of a regular subscriber. 

AliBANY, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Albany, Delmar, East Greenbush, Clenmont, 
Guilderland, Kamer, London ville, Newtonville, Rensselaer, and Slingerlands.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$60.00 
36.00 


$48. 00 
30.00 




$45.00 
27.00 


$6.00 




$24. 00 


6.00 







Message rales (business only). 



Local 

messages 

per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 

station. 


600 

800 

1,000 

1,200 


$36.00 
42.00 
4S. 00 

' 54. 00 


4 
4 
4 
4 


$6. 00 



' Additional messages, 3 cents each if contracted for in advance in lots of 200. 

Rural-line service: 

Business $30. 00 

Residence 24.00 

No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store. — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for less 
than two stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power and an operator's telephone. $18. 00 
Switchboard, cord, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each 
position — 

First position $36. 00 

Additional positions, each 24. 00 

First trunk line, both-way only 60. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 45. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6.00 

Ringing circuit (no additional charge if subscriber contracts for either 

3 tnmk lines or 20 stations) 18. 00 

Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each 

position 30. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each (no charge for stations, including 
booth equipment, placed in public corridors for the use of the general 

public) 6. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 
Local messages, each, public telephone rate. 

Ringing circuit (no additional charge if subscriber contracts for either 
3 trunk lines or 20 stations) 18. 00 



A1.BAIVY, N. Y — Continued. 

No. 2 private branch exchanges (an installation charge is made to cover the cost of 
construction of circuits between stations, including labor and material): 
Business — Flat rates and message rates — 
Tnmk lines, both-way only, each: Independent line rate less S>0. (Under mes- 
sage-rate contracts the charge for the initial trunk line includes the right to 
send in one year the number of local messages specified under the individual 
line schedule, with charges for additional local messages as provided in said 
schedule.) 
Stations with switching device, each: 

Equipped for 10 lines S12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. 00' 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 6. 00' 

No. 1 residence system (an installation charge is made to cover the cost of construc- 
tion of circuits between stations, including labor and material): 
Flat rates — 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $30. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each- 
Equipped for 10 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 6. 00 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines— 
Flat ra(fs.— The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12. 00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge.. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 



1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


month. 


months, months, months, months. 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.00 


13. 25 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


12.50 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


13.55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


15.65 


17.50 


19.35 


21.20 


23.05 


12.65 


11.50 


10.35 


9.20 


8.05 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25.90 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


17.75 


20. 50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28.40 


31.60 


14.30 


13.00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


19.85 


23.50 


27. 15 


30.80 


34.45 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 



months. 



$12.00 

6.00 
13. .50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48. 00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge... 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge... 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

'Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 



7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.0O 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22. 10 


23.05 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


23.00 


24.40 


25. SO 


27.20 


28.60 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2 30 


1.15 


30.50 


32. 80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 



12 
months. 



$12.00 


'"15.06 


"is. 66 


24.00 


'36.' 66 


'36.' 66 


"'42.06 


'"48.06 


'54.' 66 


"66.66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate in- 
creases for each additional month. To determine the charge' in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such aimual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

ifessaqe ro/rs.- When the number of messages under a message-rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such pro- 
portion of the minimum annual rate as the numl)er of messages used bears 
to the numljer of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge 
being not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the 
minimum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note. — Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
begiiming of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or unusual new construction. In siich cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period of 
use imder the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract 
equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the 
schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in one 
year. 

(53) 



54 



TELEPHONES. 



A1.BAIVY, IV. Y — Continued. 

Extension stations.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionata part of the annual rate, for the 
remaining portion of the year, the niinimuni charge being three-fourths of the 
established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located 
in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to 
be the one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the estabh.shed annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the aimual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate, under " Flat rates. " Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest In service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Stmions, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the remaming portion of the year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same buildmg as the switchboard, that longest in service 
is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local mcssuges.— When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guaran- 
teed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to 
the whole year. When the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, the 
minimum specified in the schedule the charge is the contract rate for the 
messages used , as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange Ime mileage (charges are computed on route measurement be- 
yond the base rate area): 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile or 

fraction thereof $6. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3.50 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurement), per 

quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $(i. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, S3. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch ex- 
change station — 

Inside move No charge. 

Outside move, during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Main station moved independently $3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1.00 

Extension station moved independently of main station 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards — 
Inside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Same Another 
. room. room. 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $5. 00 S8. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

Outside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $10. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

No. 2 private branch exchanges and No. 1 residence systems: First or subsequent 
years, estimated cost. 

ai.bi:rt IuKa, TnnsT>i. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: • 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$24. 00 
15.00 


$21.00 
12.00 


$fi. 00 


Residence 









Rural station $12. 00 

Connecting telephone companies, $4 per year per station. 

AI^KXAIVDEIl, ILI.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1914. 

Business $18. 00 

Business with extension on same line in same building 27. 00 

Residence IS. 00 

Residence with extension on same line in same building 27. 00 

Al,lLEl\TOWr«, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE BELL TELEPHONE CO. OF 
PENNSYLVANIA IN EFFECT AUG. 20,1914. 

[The local service area includes AllcntowTi and 23 surrounding localities.] 

Individual and party-lino service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


'fm^ 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 




$48.00 
36. 00 


$42. 00 
30.00 


$36.00 
24.00 


$36.00 


$6.00 
6 00 


Residence 









AliliEIVTOWIV, PA Conttaued. 

Individual and jjarty-line service — Continued. 

Message rates (busines.'i only). 



Local mes- 
sages per 
aimum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


600 

800 

1,000 

1,200 


$30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 


4 
4 
4 
4. 


$6.00 









Additional messages $3 per 100, if contracted for in advance. 

Rural-line service: 

Business $36. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service: 
Business or residence— Flat rates- 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone or receiving station and switch- 
ing devices, with battery power $30. 00 

First both-way trimk line business 48. 00 

Additional both-way trunk lines, business, each 36. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, residence, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Ringing power.— Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per armum. No charge for ring- 
ing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Business or residence — Message rates- 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and switch- 
ing devices, with battery power $24. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 24. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messaL'es, guarantee 1,200, each 0. 03 

Additional local messages, each 0. 04 

If contracted for in advance, in lots of 100, each 0. 03 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for ring- 
ing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Hotel— Message rates (contracts are not accepted for less than 20 stations, excluding 
operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, $24. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. (For flat-rate trunk lines, 

see the following paragraphs.) 
Stations, main or extension, each, $6. (No additional charge is made for the sta- 
tions and booth equipment installed in public corridors for the use of the 
general public.) 
Local messages. — The subscriber, as the company's agent, charges patrons the 
regularly established public-telephone rates for aU local and toll messages and 
receives a commission on aU charges for local and toll messages originating at 
the private branch-exchange system. 
See hotel-message rates— With flat-rate tvimk lines — 
Flat-rate trimk lines may be connected with hotel message-rate private branch 
exchanges for use in connection with flat-rate business stations, which may 
be provided only for the use of oflftcials and emjdoyees of the hotel. Under such 
an arrangement the flat-rate trunk lines termuiate on special cords, the plugs 
of which do not fit the message-rate station jacks. Stations which are to nave 
flat-rate service are equipped with two jacks to permit connections with either 
the flat-rate or message-rate trunk lines, and with any other private branch- 
exchange station. Flat-rate trunk lines are not listed in directory. 
Flat-rate trunk lines are charged for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for business flat-rate private branch exchange service. The charges 
for the switchboard and for those stations which are equipped for connection 
with the flat-rate trunk lines are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply under the business flat-rate and hotel message- 
rate schedule. 
Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines^ 
Flat rates.— The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
aimual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


flat 
rates. 




month. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


Short-term rate 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


$15.00 


Short-term rate 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.06 


13.25 


13.50 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


$18.00 


Short-term rate 


12.50 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


$24. 00 


Short-term rate 


13. 55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17. .35 


18.30 




Termination charge. . . 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


6.30 


$30.00 


Sliort-term rate 


14.60 


10.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


21.60 




Termination charge. . . 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


6.60 


$36.00 


Short-term rate 


15. 65 


17.50 


19.35 


21.20 


23.05 


24.90 




Termination charge. . . 


12. 65 


11.50 


10.35 


9.20 


8.05 


6.90 


$42. 00 


Short-term rate 


16. 70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25.90 


28.20 




Termination charge. . . 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


7.20 


$48.00 


Short-term rate 


17.75 


20. 50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


31.50 




Termination charge. . . 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


7.50 


$54. 00 


Short-term rate 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28.40 


31.00 


34.80 




Termination charge. . . 


14. 30 


13. 00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


7.80 


$60. 00 


Short-term rate 


19. 85 


23. 50 


27.15 


30.80 


34.45 


38.10 




Termination charge. . . 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 


8.10 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



55 



AliLEIVTOWlV, PA Continued. 

Short-term service — Continued. 
Individual and party lines (flat rates)— Continued. 



Anniinl 
















flat 
rates. 




7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 




months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


812.00 


Short-term rate 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




$15.00 


Short-terra rate 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




$18.00 


Short-terra rate 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


18.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




$24.00 


Short-term rate 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23. 05 


24.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 




$30. 00 


Short-terra rate 


23.00 


24. 40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


30.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 




$36. 00 


Short-term rate 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


36. 00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.75 


4.00 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 




$42. 00 


Short-terra rate 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


42.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 




$48.00 


Short-terra rate 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


48.00 




Terraination charge. . . 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 




$54.00 


Short-terra rate 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


54.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 




$00.00 


Short-term rate 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56. 35 


60.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 





Note.— The minimum charge i s for one month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate 
increases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to tlie proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination cnarf;e specified above for tlie next higher annual rate. 

Message rates.— When the number of me-ssages under a message-rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such pro- 
portion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears 
to the number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge 
being not less than that specified for the annual fiat rate corresponding to 
the minimum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts 

by llat-rale contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from 

the beginning of the contract year, where both fiat and message rates are 

quoted and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious 

sacrifice of original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases 

the maximum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the 

period of use under the annual fiat rate for the same or next higher grade of 

service. When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate 

contract equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge 

is the schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages were 

used in one year. 

Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 

period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 

remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of the 

established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located 

in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be 

the one disconnected. 

Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards.— 'l^he charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the airaual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate, under " Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one discormected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the aimual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the 
aimual rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being 
three-fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of 
several stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest 
in service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages.— When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum 
annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of mes- 
sages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than 
such proportion of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year 
bears to the whole year. When the number of messages used equals or 
exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract 
rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange-line raileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line raeasure- 
ments beyond the base-rate area): 

Individual line, per quarter mile or fraction thereof S5. 00 

Two-party line, per subscriber, per quarter mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Four-party line, per subscriber, per (|uarter mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurement), per 

quarter mile or fraction thereof, $5. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, .S3. 

Joint-user service, business fiat rate, individual or party line, one-half regular rate. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch ex- 
change station, during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Inside move $1. 00 

Outside move — 

Main station moved i ndependently 3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as switch- 
board 1.00 

Extension station moved i ndependently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1-00 

Private branch exchange switchboards imder annual contracts, the during first 
year or within one year from the last free move— Same Another 

Inside move^ room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10.00 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move — 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less 10.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Trunk line, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard termi- 
nal) 2. 00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — During the first or subsequent years, at cost. 



Al,I.EIVTOWIV, PA. 



NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CONSOLIDATED TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 30, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service (flat rates): 





Individual 
line. 


^^^ 


Extension 
station. 


Extension 
bell. 


Business 


$36.00 
24.00 


$22.00 
16.00 


$6.00 
6.00 


$1.80 
1.80 


Residence 





Private, branch exchanges: 
Switchboard, $30. 

Trunks, individual line rates for the first tnmk, less $6 for each additional tnmk. 
Stations, in same building as private branch exchange, $6 each: outlying $6 

each, plus excess mileage charge of $3.75 for each quarter-mile or fraction 

thereof. 

Private branch-exchange rates are standard with the exception of the tnink- 
Ime rates, which are governed by the exchange to which the private branch 
exchange is directly connected. 

AI.L,IArVCE, OHIO. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE STARK COUNTY TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT JUNE 30, 1911. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party line. 


4-party line. 


Business 


$30.00 
21.00 


$24. 00 
18.00 


$21.00 
15. 00 


Residence 





Rural lines: 

Business, up to 8 parties on line $21.00 

Residence, up to 8 parties on line 18. 00 

Extension station g. oo 

Extra-name service in directory 10. 00 

Private branch exchanges: 

Trunk 30.00 

Station 1 2. 00 

Moving and transferring telephone instruments: 

For moving station within the same premises 1. oo 

For changing instrument (wall to desk or desk to wall) at request of the 

subscriber 2. 00 

For change of location not within the same premises, if made within 

year after the installation of the station 2.50 

AliTOIV AND BEI.IiEVIl.l,E, ILI.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE KINLOCH LONG- 
DISTANCE TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 2, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party line. 


4-party line. 




Alton. 


BeUeville. 


Business 


$35.00 
20.00 


$30. 00 
18.00 


$24.00 
16.00 






$15. 00 







Extensions: 

Busmess station $12. 00 

Residence station 6. 00 

AliTOOlVA, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE BELL TELEPHONE CO. 
OF PENNSYLVANIA IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Altoona and 54 surrounding localities.) 

Individual and party-line service (flat rates): 





Individual 
line. 


2-party line. 


4-party line. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$48.00 
36.00 


$42, 00 
30.00 


$36. 00 
24.00 


$36.00 


$6.00 




6.00 









Rm-al-line service: 

Business $36. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service: 
Business or residence — Flat rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and switch- 
ing devices, with battery power '. 30.00 

First both-way trunk line, business 48. 00 

Additional both-way tnmk Imes, business, each 36.00 

Tnmk lines, both-way, residence, each 36. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Ringing power.— Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for 
ringing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 



56 



TELEPHONES. 



AI>TOOIVA, PA — Continued. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private brancli exchange service — Continued. 
Business or residence — Message rates — 

Switchboard and an operator's telephone or receiving station and switch- 
ing devices, with battery power S24. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way , each 24. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages, guarantee 1,200, each G. 03 

Additional local messages, each 0. 04 

If contracted lor in advance, in lots of 100, each 0. 03 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, fiu-nished 
without charge in connection with switcliboards vpith less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at S24 per annum. No charge for ring- 
ing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Hotel — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for less than 20 stations, exclud- 
ing operators' telephones) — 

Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit and an operator's 
telephone for each position, 824. 

Trunii lines, both-way only, no additional charge. (For flat-rate trunk lines, 
see the f jllowing paragraphs.) 

Stations, main or extension, each, $6. (No additional charge is made for the 
stations and booth equipment, installed m public corridors for the use of the 
general public.) 

Local messages— The subscriber, as the company's agent, charges patrons the 
regularly established public telephone rates for all local and toll messages and 
receives a commission on all charges for local and toll messages originating,' 
at the private branch-exchange system. 
Hotel— Message rates — With flat-rate trunk lines — 

Flat-rate trunk lines may be coimected with hotel message-rate private brancli 
exchanges for use In connection with flat-rate business stations, which may 
be provided only for the use of oiBcials and employees of the hotel. Under 
such an arrangement the flat-rate tnmk lines terminate on special cords, the 
plugs of which do not fit the message-rate station jacks. Stations which are 
to have fiat-rate service are equipped with two jacks to permit cormections 
with either the flat-rate or message-rate tnmk lines, and with any other 
private branch-exchange station. Flat-rate trunk lines are not listed in 
directory. 

Flat-rate trunk lines are charged for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for business flat-rate private branch-exchange service. The charges 
for the switchboard and for those stations which are equipped for connection 
with the flat-rate trunk lines are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply under the business flat-rate and hotel message- 
rate schedules. 
Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 

Flat ru/f.s.— The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
amiual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of fiat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Amiual 

flat 
rates. 




1 
month. 


2 
months. 


3 
months 


4 
months 


5 
months 


6 
mouths. 


$12. 00 
$15. 00 
S18.00 
$24. 00 
$30. 00 
$36. 00 
$42. 00 
$48.00 
$54. 00 
$60. 00 


Short-terra rate 

Terminationcharge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termuiationchargo. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Terminationcharge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge. . . 


$12. 00 
11.00 
12.25 
11.00 
12.50 
11.00 
13.55 
11.55 
14.60 
12.10 
15.65 
12.65 
16.70 
13.20 
17.75 
13.75 
18.80 
14.30 
19.85 
14.85 


$12. 00 
10.00 
12.50 
10.00 
13.00 
10.00 
14.50 
10.50 
16.00 
11.00 
17.50 
11.50 
19.00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13.00 
23.50 
13.50 


$12.00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15.45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10.35 
21.30 
10.80 
23.25 
11.25 
25.20 
11.70 
27.15 
12.15 


$12. 00 

8.00 
13.00 

8.00 
14.00 

8.00 
16.40 

8.40 
18.80 

8.80 
21.20 

9.20 
23.60 

9.60 
26.00 
10.00 
28.40 
10.40 
30. SO 
10.80 


$12. 00 

7.00 
13.25 

7.00 
14.50 

7.00 
17.35 

7.35 
20.20 

7.70 
23.05 

8.05 
25.90 

8.40 
28.75 

8.75 
31.60 

9.10 
34.45 

9.45 


$12. 00 

6.00 
13.50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 


Amiual 

flat 

rates. 




7 
months. 


8 
months. 


9 

months. 


10 
months. 


11 
months. 


12 
months. 


$12. 00 
$15. 00 
Slii.OO 
$24.00 
$30.00 
$36. 00 
$42. 00 
$48. 00 
$54. 00 
$60. 00 


Short-terra rate 

Terminationcharge. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Terminationcharge . . . 

Short- terra rate 

Terminationcharge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge. - . 

Short-terra rate 

Terminationcharge . . . 

Sh)rt-terrarate 

Terminationcharge. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Terrainationcharge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminationcharge .. 


$12. 00 

5.00 
13.75 

5.00 
15.50 

5.00 
19.25 

5.25 
23.00 

5. 50 
26.75 

5.75 
30.50 

6.00 
34.25 

6.25 
38.00 

6.50 
41.75 

6.75 


$12. 00 

4.00 
14.00 

4.00 
16.00 

4.00 
20.20 

4.20 
24.40 

4.40 
28.60 

4.60 
32.80 

4.80 
37.00 

5.00 
41.20 

5.20 
45. 40 

5.40 


$12. 00 

3.00 
14.25 

3.00 
16.50 

3.00 
21.15 

3.15 
25.80 

3.30 
30.45 

3.45 
35.10 

.3.60 
39.75 

3.75 
44.40 

3.90 
49.05 

4.05 


$12. 00 

2.00 
14.50 

2.00 
17.00 

2.00 
22.10 

2.10 
27.20 

2.20 
32. 30 

2.30 
37.40 

2.40 
42.50 

2.50 
47.60 

2.60 
52.70 

2.70 


$12. 00 

1.00 
14.75 

1.00 
17.50 

1.00 
23.05 

1.05 
28.60 

1.10 
34.15 

1.15 
39.70 

1.20 
45.25 

1.25 
50.80 

1.30 
56. 35 

1.35 


$12. 00 
'is. '66 
'"is." 66 

"24." 66 

"36.' 66 

'36." 66 

'42.' 66 

""48."66 

"54." 66 
"60." 66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeed- 
ing months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate 
increases for each additional month. To determine the charge m "connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 



AliXOO^A, PA Continued. 

Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being ttiree-fourths of the 
established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located in 
the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be the 
one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of 
the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate, under " Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in service 
is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guar- 
anteed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to 
tlie wliole year. When the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, the 
minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the mes- 
sages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line distances, 
beyond the base-rate area, including the municipal area of Altoona, and the area 
within a radial distance of 1 mile from the central office, including also the 
municipalities and localities of Juniata, Llyswen, Roselawn, and South Altoona): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof So. 00 

Two-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Four-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or traction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurement), per 

quarter-mile or fraction thereof, S5. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, S3. 

Joint-user service, busniess flat rate, individual or party line, one-half regular rate. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch ex- 
change station, during the first year or within one year from the last free move: 

Inside move $1. 00 

Outside move: 

Main station moved independently 3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards under annual contracts, during the first 
year or within one year from the last free move: 

Same Another 
Inside move: room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move: 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $10. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Trunk line, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal). . 2. 00 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years, at cost. 

A1,T001VA, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE UNITED TELEPHONE & 
TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JULY 25, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Altoona, Bellwood, Hollidaysburg, and Tyrone.] 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
Ime. 


4-party 
line. 


Business 

Residence - . . . 


$42. 00 
30.00 


$30. 00 
24.00 


$24.00 
18 00 







ATli.AI^TA, GA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ATLANTA TELEPHONE & 
TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT APR. 27, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Atlanta, East Point, Decatur, Chattahoochee, and 

Inman Yards.! 
Individual and party-line service: 
Business — 

Individual line, flat rate (inside 2 miles) $48. 00 

Individual line, one way (Inside 2 miles) 36. 00 

Individual line, joint users, separate firm 6. 00 

Individual line, extra list, same firm 3.00 

Party line, flat rate (inside 2 miles) 42. 00 

Party line, joint users, separate firm 6. 00 

Party line, extra list, same firm 3.00 

Residence — 

Individual line, flat rate (inside 2 miles) 3G. 00 

Individual line, joint users, separate family 6. 00 

Individual line, extra list, same family 3. 00 

Party line, flat rate (inside 2 miles) 30. 00 

Party line, joint users, separate family 6.00 

Party line, extra list, same family 3. 00 

An extra charge of 25 cents per month will be required where desk set is used 

instead of regular wall station. 

An extra charge of 50 cents per mile (or fraction thereof) for each mile outside 
of first 2 miles from any exchange center. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



57 



ATI/AIVTA, GA Continued. 

Extensions: 

Business extension station desk set, without bell $12. 00 

Business extension station desk set, with bell 15. 00 

Residence extension station wall set 6. 00 

Residence extension station desk set, with bell 9. 00 

Extension Ijeil 3. 00 

Extension gong 6. 00 

Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboard No charge. 

Trunk line, both ways (inside 2 miles) 48.00 

Trunk line, one way (inside 2 miles) 36.00 

Stations in same building up to 15 each 12.00 

Stations in same building from 16 to 20 each 9. 60 

Stations in same building from 21 to 40 each 9. 00 

Stations outside building not over 2 miles of line 36.00 

An extra charge of SO cents per month for each mile (or fraction thereof) out- 
side of 2 miles. 

Intercommunicating systems: 

Trunk lines (inside 2 miles) $51.00 

Stations ui same building (inside 2 miles) 12. 00 

Moving station to dilYcrent locations, $1. 

When telephones are rented for less than one year, there is added an installa- 
tion charge of S5. 

Vacation charges: 

iiusiness station, per month $1.50 

Residence station, per nionth 1. 00 

ATIiAIVTA, GA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHERN BELL TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Atlanta, Decatur, and East Point.] 

Individual and party-line service: 
Note.— Where the same charge is shown for service with different numbers of 

subscribers on a circuit, tmder business or residence flat rates or message rates, the 

lower grades of service are ordinarily employed only beyond the base-rate area, with 

mileage charges. 

Flat rales. — Flat rates are available, without mileage charges, to all residence 
subscribers and to party-line business suljscribers witliin specified radial dis- 
tances (1 mile or 2 miles) from the various rate centers, and to all individual 
line business subscribers within one-half mile of such center. Individual-line 
business flat rates are also available, at fi.xed higher rates in lieu of n^ileage 
charges, to sub.scribers within specified radial di.stances between one-half mile 
and 2 miles of a rate center. Beyond this radial distance, regular mileage 
charges apply. 



Business. . . 
Residence . 



Individual 
line. 



1 $66. 00 
48.00 



2-party 
line. 



$48. 00 
36.00 



4-party 
line. 



$48. 00 
36.00 



Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 



$30.00 



Extension station. 



$1S. 00 
Wall set, 12. 00 
Desk set, 18.00 



' i mile radius. 

Individual-line business rates for zones within specified radial distances: 

J to i mile radius $72. 00 

f to 1 mile radius 78. 00 

1 to 2 mile radius 84. 00 

Message rates {on monthly guarantee basis). — Message rates are available, without 
mileage charges, to sub.scribers within specified radial distances (1 nale or 2 
miles) from the various rate centers; beyond these radial distances regular 
mileage charges apply. 





Local 

messages 

per 
aimum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 
local 

messages 
(cents J. 


E.xtension station. 


Business 


1,596 


$48. 00 

9.00 
36.00 

5.00 


3 


$18 00 


Limit of charge per 




Residence 


1,200 


3 


Wall set 12. 00 


Limit of charge per 
month . - ... 


Desk set 18. 00 











Individual and party-line short-term service: 
Emergency service. — The charge is the regular monthly rate for the period of serv- 
ice plus the estimated expense of installation and disconnection. 
Season service. — For not less than 4 months the charge is the regular rate for the 
period of service plus 50 per cent. 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (contracts are for periods of 5 years) — 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, ?1 for each 
station originally connected, muiinium charge. $24. (When a considerable 
number of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch- 
board charge is modified accordingly). 
Trunk lines, both-way, each, li individual line business rate. 
Trunk lines, incoming, each, } individual line business rate. 
Stations, main or extension, each, $12. 

Battery power. — This charge is coni.puted as follows: .'V circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement: a 
terminal charge of $6 per annun\ for each circuit: and a power charge of 36 
cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maxinmm charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' tele- 
phones. The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the 
number of feet, route measurement, between the .switchboard and the 
central office by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
including operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 



ATIiAIVTA, GA — Continued. 

Private branch exchange service — Continued. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges— Continued. 
Commercial and department store (flat rates) — Continued. 

Ringing circuits.— This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per ammm per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of SO per annum: and a power charge of S6 per aimum. 
Commercial and department store — Messa-e rates — 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one o|)erator's telephone, $1 for each 
station originally comiected, minimum charge $24. (Wnen a considerable 
number of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch- 
board charge is modified accordingly.) 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $48. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. (X) 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages. — One local messa!e per month Is allowed, without additional 
charge, for e.ich 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charge-: for switchboard, statioiLs, battery power, 
or ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 

Battery power. — This charge is co-' puted as follows: .V circuit charge of $3 per 
annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement: a terminal 
charge of $6 per ammm for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 cents per 
aimum for each station, including operators' telephones. The raa.Nimum 
charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' telephones. The 
number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number of 
feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central olfce 
by the nuni.ber of stations connected with the switchboard, including 
operators' telephones, and dividmg the product by 30,000. 

Ringing circuit —This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annuni per quarter mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of S6 per annum; and a power charge of $0 per annum. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, no additional 
charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way or incoming, no additional charge. (The average 
number of originating local messages per month for each trunk line in service 
must ht> 200 or more before an additional trunk line will be furnished.) 

Stations, main or e.xtension, each: 
When company installs and maintains inside wiring, $0. 
■When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring (ownership retained 
by subscriber), $4. 

Local messages, each, 5 cents. 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of .$3 
per ammm per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route m.easurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 12 
cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is 50 cents per station, including operators' telephones. 
The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the nuniber 
of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central ollice 
by the number of stations coimected with the switchboard, including 
operators' telephones, and dividing the riroduct by 120,000. 

Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per aimum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of S6 per amium; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges— 
Busmess and residence — Flat rates. (Contracts are for periods of either 1 or 3 

years. Under 1-year contracts subscribers pay the actual cost of cabling, 

including the cost of labor and material. Under 3-year contracts subscribers 

pay the actual cost of cabling in excess of 50 feet ifor any station, including 

the cost of labor and material. The maximum equipment furnished is that 

lor 10 lines). 



Trunk lines, both-way, each. 
Trunk lines. Incoming, each. 



Receiving station, with switching 

device. 
Stations, main or extension, with 

switching device, each. 
Battery power and ringing circuit . 



One-year contract. 



IJ individual line busi- 
ness or residence rate. 

J Individual line busi- 
ness or residence rate. 

$18.00 

$12.00 

$15.00 



Three-year contract. 



IJ individual line busi- 
ness or residence rate. 

J individual line busi. 
ness or residence rate- 

$24.00. 

$1'5.00. 
$15.00. 



Excess exchange line mileage. — Charges are computed on air-line measurements 
beyond the base-rate area, as indicated under the individual and party-line 
schedule, at S5 per quarter-mUe or fraction thereof. Changes are on a "per "lino" 
basis. On unfilled party lines the total charge for mileage bears the same relation 
to the above rate as the number of subscriliers actually connected bears to the 
number that may be connected on that type of line. Under message-rate con- 
tracts, one local "message per month is allowed, without additional charge, for 
each 3 cents per month of the mileage charge. 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 

Extension lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Tie lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 10. OO 

Under message-rate contracts, one local message per month is allowed, without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the mileage charge. 

Extra directory listings. — Each, per annum, $3. Under message-rate contracts 
one local message per month is allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 
cents per month of the charge for listings. 

.Toint-user service: 





Flat rates. 


Message rates. 




Business. 


Residence. 


Business. 


Residence. 


Individual line 


$24. 00 


818. 00 


$12.00 
2.50 


$12.00 


Limit of charge per month 


2.00 


Two-party line 


is. 00 1 12.00 













Under message-rate contracts, one local message per month is allowed, without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the charge lor joint user. 



58 



TELEPHONES. 



ATE.A1MTA, GA Continued. 

Moving charges: 

Move to another location in the same office or room, each station $1. 00 

Move to another location in the same building, each station 2. 00 

Move to another building, together with e.xtensions and supplemental 

equipment, if any, each main station 3. 00 

Changnig service from individual to party line, each main station 2. 50 

Changing party-line subscriber to another party line, at subscriber's 

request 2. 50 

Changing equipment at subscriber's request, when the change is not 

required for the efficiency of the service 1. 50 

Any move of a private branch exchange switchboard, together with all asso- 
ciated stations and apparatus, to another location on the same or diflerent 
premises, estimated cost of labor and material. 

AT1,AIVTIC CITY, IV. J. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE DELAWARE & ATLANTIC 
TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Atlantic City, Brigantine, Chelsea, Longport, 
Margate City and Ventnor.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rales. 





Individ- 
ual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Both- 

way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Rural 
line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business 


S60.00 
36.00 


$48. 00 
30.00 


$39. 00 
24.00 


$42. 00 


$39. 00 
24.00 


S6.00 


Residence 


6.00 









Message rates (.business only). 



Local mes- 
sages per 
annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


600 

800 

1,000 

1,200 


$36. 00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 


4 
4 
4 
4 


$6. 00 









Additional local messages, $3 per 100 if contracted for in advance. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service : 
Business or residence — Flat rates- 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $30. 00 

First both-way trunk line, business 60.00 

Additional both-way trunk lines, business, each 42. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, residence, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for ring- 
ing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Business or residence — Message rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power S24. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 24. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages, guarantee 1 ,200, each 0. 03 

Additional local messages, each 0.04 

If contracted for in advance, in lots of 100, each 0. 03 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringingpowerfurnished at $24 per annum. No charge for ringing 
power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Hotel— Message rates (contracts are not accepted for less than 20 stations, 
excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit and an operator's 

telephone for each position, $24. 
Trunk lines, both-way only no additional charge. (For flat-rate trunk lines, 

see the following paragraphs.) 
Stations, main or extension, each, $6. (No additional charge is made for the 
stations and booth equipment installed in public corridors for the use of 
the general public.) 
Local messages.— The subscriber, as the company's agent, charges patrons 
the regularly established public telephone rates for all local and toll messages 
and receives a commission on all charges for local and toll messages originating 
at the private branch-exchange system. 
Hotel — Message rates — With flat-rate trunk lines — 
Flat-rate trunk lines may be connected with hotel message-rate private branch 
exchanges for use in connection with flat-rate business stations, which may 
be provided only for the use of oflicials and employees of the hotel. Under 
such an arrangement the flat-rate trunk lines terminate on special cords, 
the plugs of which do not fit the message-rate station jacks. Stations which 
are to have flat-rate service are equipped with two jacks to permit connections 
with either the flat-rate or message-rate trunk lines, and with anv other 
private branch-exchange station. Flat-rate trunk lines are not listed in 
directory. 



AiriiAlVTIC CITY, IV. J Continued. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service — Continued. 
Hotel — Message rates — Continued. 
Flat-rate trunk lines are charged for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for business flat-rate private branch-e.xchange service. The charges 
for the switchboard and for those stations which are equipped for connection 
with the flat-rate trimk lines are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply under the business flat-rate and hotel message- 
rate scheilules. 
Short-terra service: 
Individual and party lines — 

Flat rates.— The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, togetlier with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12. 00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36,00 
42,00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminal ion charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 



month. 



2 
months. 



$12.00 
10. 00 
12.50 
10.00 
13.00 
10.00 
14.50 
10.50 
16.00 
11.00 
17.50 
11.. 50 
19.00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13.00 
23.50 
13.50 



$12. 00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15. 45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10.35 
21.30 
10.80 
23.25 
11.25 
25.20 
11.70 
27.15 
12.15 



4 


5 


onths. 


months. 


12. 00 


$12.00 


S.OO 


7.00 


13.00 


13.25 


8.00 


7.00 


14.00 


14.50 


8.00 


7.00 


16.40 


17.35 


8.40 


7.35 


18,80 


20.20 


8.80 


7.70 


21.20 


23.05 


9.20 


8.05 


23. 60 


25.90 


9.60 


8.40 


26. 00 


28.75 


10.00 


8.75 


28.40 


31.60 


10.40 


9.10 


30.80 


34.45 


10.80 


9.45 



months. 



$12.00 

6.00 
13.50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12. 00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Shoft- terra rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 



7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


months. 


months. 


months 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13. 75 


14.00 


14.25 


14. .50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


28.75 


28. 60 


30. 45 


32.30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 


30.50 


32.80 


35. 10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42. .50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47. 00 


50.80 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 



12 
months. 



$12.00 


"is.'oo 


18.00 


'"'24.'6o 


'so. '66 


"'36.' 66 


' "42.66 


"'48.' 66 


"'54.' 66 


"'60.' 66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate in- 
creases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the ne.xt higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages under 3 message-rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being 
not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the 
minimum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, eflective from 
the beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are 
quoted and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious 
sacrifice of original construction or unusual new construction. In such 
cases the maxiraura charge for local service and equipraent is that specified 
for the period of use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher 
grade of service. When the number of messages used under a retail message- 
rate contract equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the 
charge is the schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages 
were used in one year. 
Extension stations.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate 
for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations 
located in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed 
to be the one disconnected. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



59 



ATliAIVTIC CITY, IV. J Continued. 

Pi'jvate branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for the 
period of service, i)lus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate under "Fiat rates." Upon dis- 
connection of one of several trunk lines, that longest In service is assumed 
to be the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in 
service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum 
annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages 
guaranteed under such rate, the muiimum charge being not less than such 
proportion of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year 
bears to the whole year. When the number of messages used equals, or 
e.xceeds, the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract 
rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Season service. — The mminium rate for business or residence exchange service 
furnished during any part oi the season period from June 1 to September 30, 
inclusive, is the short-term rate for four months, as given above. 
Excess exchange line mileage charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
the base-rate area: 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Two-party line, per suliscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Four-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof. . . 2. 00 
Extension and tie-liae mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route 

measurement, $5. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, each, $3. 
Joint-user service, busmess flat rate, individual or party line, one-half regular 

rate. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party-line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch e.x- 
change station, during the first year or within one year from the last free 
move- 
Inside move SI . 00 

Outside move — 

Main station moved independently 3.00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchljoard 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently 3.00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1 . 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards under annual contracts, during the first 
year or within one year from the last free move — 

Same Another 
Inside move^ room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $5.00 $8.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10.00 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move- 
Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $10.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Tnmk Ime, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal ). 2. 00 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years, at cost. 

AURORA, IL,I>. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDEPEND- 
ENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service; 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Extension 
bell. 


Business.. 


$30.00 
24.00 
is; 00 


$24. 00 


$21.00 


$7.56 

112.00 

6.00 


$1 80 


Business (doctor's).. . . 






18.00 


15.00 


l.SO 







1 Includes listing. 
Rural party lines: 

Business $30. 00 

Residence 18. 00 

Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards 42. 00 

Sections 4. SO 

Intercommunicating station 12. 00 

House systems 3. 00 

Business or residence listings 3. 00 

AVOCA, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PRATTSBURG-OVER- 
LAND TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 


Rural 
party line. 


Business. . 


$30. 00 
21.00 


$15.00 
15.00 


$15.00 




12.00 









BADGER, railVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business phone, individual line $24.00 

Residence phone, individual line 12. 00 

Rural connecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

BAl,TI!>IORE, MD. 

NET ANNUAL EXCH.\NGE RATES OF THE CHESAPEAKE & POTOMAC 
TELEPHONE CO., OF BALTIMORE CITY, IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local-service area includes all of Baltimore.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates {residence only). 

Individual line, $48. Extension station, SO. 

Message rates. 



Local messages 
per armum. 


Business 

individual 

line. 


Busmess 

and 

residence 

2-party 

Une. 


Additional 
local 

messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 
auxiliary 

Ime 

(business 

only). 


Extension 
station. 


Retail rates: 

360 




$24. 00 


5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 

5 
4 
4 
4 
3 
3 
3 




$6.00 


600 


$39. 00 
48.00 
57.00 
66.00 
78.00 
87.00 
96.00 
105. 00 
114.00 
123. 00 
132. 00 
138. 00 
144.00 
150. 00 
1.56. 00 
162. 00 
16S. 00 
174. 00 

75.00 
87.00 
99.00 
111.00 
123. 00 
135. 00 
1 147. 00 


S30. 00 


6 00 


800 






1,000 








1,200 








1,500 








1,800 








■ 2,100 








2,400 








2,700 








3,000 








3,300 








3,600 








3,900 








4,200 








4,500 








4,800 








5,100 








5.400 








Wholesale rates (no 
refund for un- 
used messages): 
1,800 




30.00 


6 00 


2,400 






3,000 








3,600 








4,200 








4,800 








5,400 

















1 Additional local messages $12 per 600 if contracted for in advance, and at least 
one auxiliary line be taken, at regular rates, for each 5,400 or less of such additional 
messages. 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



Guarantee. 



Business, 1-party, 2 local mes- 
sages perday, except Sundays. . 

Busuiess, 2-party, 1 local mes- 
sage per day 

Residence, 2-party, 1 local mes- 
sage per day 



Fixed 
annual 
charge. 



$12. 00 
9.60 
8.40 



Computed 

minimum 

armual 

charge. 



$43. 30 
27.85 
26.65 



Local 
messages 
(cents). 



Extension 
station. 



S6.00 
6.00 
6.00 



Private branch exchange service (contracts are not accepted for leas than two both- 
way trunk Imes and two stations, excluding operator's telephone or receiving 
station. No. 2 private branch exchange or No. 1 residence-system equipment 
is limited to a 10-point switch): 
Message rates — 
Switchboard or switchtag device, with battery power and ringing cir- 
cuit and an operator's telephone ! " $30. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages — 
Retail service — 

Guarantee 3,000 each 0. 03 

Additional , each o. 04 

If contracted for in advance, in lots of 400, each 0. 02^ 

Wholesale service (no refund for unused messa'.;es) — 

Guarantee 8,400, each .' 0. 02 

Additional, each 0. 03 

If contracted for in advance, m lots of 900, each 0. 02 

Flat rates — residence only (contracts are not accepted for less than 4 stations; 
this equipment is limited to a 10-point switch) — 
Receivmg station, withswitching device, 1 both-way tnmk lino and 

3 stations $84. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, including 1 station, each 48.00 

Additional stations, each ! ." 6.00 



60 



TELEPHONES. 



BAIiTIMORE:, MD Continued. 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 
Flat rates. — The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, tos^ether with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12. 00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
51. 00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termmation charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 



1 

month. 



2 
months. 



S12. 00 
10.00 
12. .50 
10.00 
13.00 
10.00 
U. 50 
10.50 
16.00 
11.00 
17. .SO 
11.50 
19.00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13.00 
23.50 
13.50 



3 

months 



$12. 00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15.45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10. 35 
21.30 
10.80 
23.25 
11.25 
25. 20 
11.70 
27.15 
12.15 



months, months 



S12. 00 

8.00 
13.00 

8.00 
14.00 

S.OO 
16.40 

8.40 
18.80 

8.80 
21.20 

9.20 
23.60 

9.60 
26.00 
10.00 
28.40 
10. 40 
30.80 
10.80 



S12. 00 
7.00 

13. 25 
7.00 

14. .50 
7.00 

17. 35 

7.35 
20.20 

7.70 
23.05 

8.05 
25.90 

8.40 
28.75 

8.75 
31.60 

9.10 
34.45 

9.45 



months. 



$12. 00 

6.00 
13. ,50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6. .30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 



Annual 

flat 
rates. 




7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 




months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12. 00 


Short-term rate 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12, 00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




15.00 


Short-term rate 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


3.00 


1.00 




18.00 


Short-terra rate 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.60 


18.00 




Termination charge. . . 


.5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




24.00 


Short-term rate 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22,10 


23.05 


24.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 




30.00 


Short-term rate 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


30.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5. ,50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 




36.00 


Short-term rate 


26. 75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


36.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 




42.00 


Short-terra rate 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


42.00 




Termination chaige. . . 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 




48.00 


Short^terra rate 


34.25 


37.00 


39. 75 


42.50 


45.25 


48.66 




Termination charge. . . 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 




54.00 


Short-term rate 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


54.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 




60.00 


Short-term rate 


41.75 


45.40 


49. 05 


52.70 


56.35 


60.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 





Note. — The minimum charge is for one month: for fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate in- 
creases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with any 
annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual rate 
the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 
Message rates. — 

When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract is 
less than t,he minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being 
not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the mini- 
mum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede retail message-rate con- 
tracts by flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effec- 
tive from tlie beginnmg of the contract year, where both flat and message 
rates are quoted and where the proposed change does not mvolve either a 
serious sacrifice of original construction or unusual new construction. In 
such cases the maximum charge for local service and equipment is that 
specified ior the period of use under the armual flat rate for the same or 
next higher grade of service. 

When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract 
equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the 
schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in 
one year. 

For contracts at wholesale message rates, under which no refund is made 
for unused messages, the charges are such as to correspond with those made 
for service at retail message rates, the minimum charge being the propor- 
tionate part of the annual rate contracted for, except that — 
When the charge computed on the basis of the retail message-rate schedule 
is in excess of the annual rate to be paid under the contract for an equal 
or greater number of messages, the full annual rate provided for in the 
contract is charged. 
When the number of local messages used exceeds the contract allowance, 
the charge is the contract rate for the messages used, as though such 
messages were used in one year. 
Subscribers' coin-box service.— The charge for any period is the total "fixed annual 
charge, " plus the ratefor messages sent during the period of service, the minimum 
charge bemg that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the "com- 
puted minimum annual charge" for the same period of service. 
Extension stations.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate 
for the remaining portion of the year, the mmimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations 
located in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is 
assumed to be the one disconnected. 



BAL,TIMORi:, MD Continued. 

Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the armual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annuai 
rate corresponding to the trunlc-line rate under "Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, forthe period of service,plus one-half tlie proportionate part o f the annual 
rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in 
service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages — 

When the number of messages used is less than the minimum specified 
in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual rate 
as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guaranteed 
under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such proportion 
of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to the 
whole year. 

When the number of messages used equals or exceeds the minimum specified 
in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the messages used, as though 
such messages were used in one year. 

For contracts at wholesale message rates, under which no refund is made 
for unused messages, the charges are such as to correspond with those made 
lor service at retail-message rates, the minimum charge being the proportionate 
part of the rate for messages specified in the wholesale private branch-exchange 
contract, except that — 
When the charge computed on the basis of the retail message-rate schedule 
is in excess of the annual rate to be paid under the wholesale contract 
lor the same equipment and an equal or greater number of messages, 
the full annual rate provided for in the contract is charged. 
When the number of local messages used exceeds the contract allowance, 
the charge is the wholesale contract rate for equipment and messages 
used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-Une distances 
from citv limits, as follows): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or traction thereof $6. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3.00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (mileage charges are computed on route measure- 
ments) : 

Extension lines, not exceeding 300 feet in length $6. 00 

Extension and tie lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 12. 00 

Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Moving charge's: 
Individual or party-line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch 
exchange station, during the first year or within one year from the last 
free move — 

Inside move $1. 00 

Outside move — 

Main station moved independently ' 3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address 

as main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards during the first year or within one year 
from the last free move- 
game Another 
Inside move — room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10.00 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move — 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $10.00 

Cord switchboard , 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Trunk line, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal) . $3. 00 
No 2 private branch exchanges or No. 1 residence systems during the first or sub- 
sequent years, at cost. 

BARIVUM, MI^IV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $18. OO 

Residence station, individual line 15.00 

Rural connecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

BARTOW, FLA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PENINSULAR 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 23, 1914. 

Individual and party-line flat-rate service: 





Individ- 
ual line. 


Individ- 
ual line 
joint- 
user. 


'-^^J 


2-party 
line 
joint- 
user. 


4-party 
line. 


4-party 
tine 
joint- 
user. 


Business 


$36. 00 
24.00 


$15.00 
9.00 






$30. 00 
18.00 


$12. 00 


Residence 


$2i.66 


$6,00 


6.00 







Extensions: 

Business station (desk or wall) $12. 00 

Residence station (desk or wall) 12. 6o 

Bells (business or residence) 3. 00 

Gongs (business or residence) 6. OO 

Directory service: 

Extra listing 3. 00 

Additional line 3. 00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



61 



BATAVIA, IL,Ii. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDE- 
PENDENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT MAY 12, 
1914. 

Individual-lino and extension-station service: 





Individual 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$24. 00 
12.00 


$7.56 


Residence 


6.00 







Rural-lino service: 

Residence— Individual line, SIS: party line, $18. 
School and lodge halls, per station, Si2. 

BATAVIA, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE BATAVIA HOME TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 1, 1913. 

Party-line service: 





Party line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$24. 00 
12.00 


$12 00 


Residence 


9.00 







Miscellaneous service: 

Rural lines $12. 00 

Employees' stations 6. 00 

Extension bella 3. 00 

Desk-set equipment for re.sidence station, $3 extra. 

BAY CITY, MICH. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE MICHIGAN STATE TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 24, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service (flat rates): 





Individual 
line. 


'-fint^ 


Extension station. 




$-16.00 
24.00 


$36. 00 
20.00 


/With bell $9.00 

\Withoutbell 6.00 

1 With bell 9.00 

■\ Without beU.... 6.00 


Residence.. .... 





Individual and party-line short-term service. — The charge is the proportionate part 
of the annual rate for the class of service employed, plus a termination charge 
equal to 51) per cent of the rate for the unexpired portion of the contract term 
maximum termination charge, $7..')0. 
Rural-line service, business or residence, $18. 
No. 1 private branch exchange: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, including battery power, ringing circuit, 

and one operator's telephone $12. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 46. 00 

Stations, each — 

Main 12. 00 

Extension 9. 00 

Hotel— Flat rates (the subscriber bears the cost of wiring) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone 6. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 46. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Hotel — Message rates (subscribers bear the cost of wiring) — 
i^'witchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and 1 

operator's telephone 6. 00 

Trunk line, no additional charge. 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 05 

No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Flat rates — 
Trunk lines — 

Business, both-way only, each 46.00 

Residence, both-way oiily, each 24.00 

Stations with switching device, each- 
Business 18. 00 

Residence (if subscriber pays installation charges the rate is $12) 15. 00 

Excess exchange line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line distances 
beyond the base-rate area): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $3. 00 

2-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measure- 
ments, $7.60. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Joint-user service, business or residence, $0. 

Moving charges (if the initial contract term has not expired and, subsequently, if the 
contract is not renewed for the ensuing term): 

Inside move, per main station and associated apparatus $1. 00 

Outside move, per main station and associated apparatus 2.00 

No. 1 private branch exchange switchboard or No. 2 private branch exchange 
station, at cost. 



BAYOIVIVE, HOBOKEIV, AlVD JERSEY CITY, IV. J. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

In the application of exchange rates, the eastern portion of Hudson County, N. J., 
including Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, and 10 other cities and towns, Is 
treated as a single district area. Within this district two general schedules of 
rates are in effect, which are available in different portions of the district and which 
differ as to local service areas. 

Schedule I is available to all subscribers, in Iloboken, Jersey City, and Hudson City 
(served by a Jersey City central office), which constitutes the central portion ol tiie 
district area. The local service area under message rates differs from that under 
flat rates, which are quoted only for residence service, but under Schedule 1 the 
local service area is the same to "all subscribers to the same class of service. 

Schedule II is available in Bayonne, which constitutes the southern portion of the 
district area, and in the northern portion of the district area which is served by the 
Union central office. The Union central ollice district includes nine cities and 
to\vns lying to the north and northwest of Iloboken. 

The local service areas under Schedules I and II are shown below in connection with 
the separate classes of service. 

Schedule I. 

Flat rates. — These rates entitle subscribers to messages to all stations bearing the 
designation of a Hoboken or Jersey City central office. 
Residence only — 

Individual line $48. 00 

Both-way auxiliary line 36.00 

Extension station 6. 00 

Message rates. — These rates entitle subscribers to messages to all stations bearing the 
designation of a Bayonne, Iloboken, Jersey City or Union central office. 



Local messages per annum. 


Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
mes- 
sages, 
(cents). 


Both- 
way 
auxil- 
iary 
line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business: 

600 . 


$42.00 
51.00 
60.00 
69.00 


$.36.00 
45.00 
54.00 


1 ?30. 00 


5 
5 
5 

4 
5 
4 
5 
4 
5 

5 
5 


S.30. 00 


$6.00 


800 




1,000 






1,200. 






1,200 


63.00 








1 ,.500 


78.00 






1,500 . . 


75.00 








1,800 


2 87. 00 






1,800 


87.00 

36.00 
45.00 


30.00 






Residence: 
600 


42.00 
51.00 






800 













■ Guarantee of $2.50 per month in local messages at 5 cents each. 

2 Additional local messages 3 cents each if contracted for in advance in lots of 300. 

Schedule II. 

Flat rates. — These rates entitle subscribers in Bayonne to messages to all stations 
bearing the designation of a Bayoime central office: and entitle subscribers served 
by the Union central office to messages to all stations bearing the designation 
"Union." 
Residence only — 

Individual line $42. 00 

2-party line 36. 00 

4-p3rty line 30. 00 

Both-way auxiliary line 31.50 

Extension station &. 00 

Message rates. — These rates entitle subscribers in Bayonne to messages to all stations 
bearing the designation of a Bayonne, Iloboken, or Jersey City central office; and 
entitles subscribers in Union to messages to all stations bearing the designation 
"Union" or the designation of a Hoboken or Jersey City central office. 



Local messages per anniun. 


Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


2-party 
line." 


4-party 
line." 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
mes- 
sages 
(cents) . 


Both- 
way 
auxil- 
iary 
line. 


Exten- 
sion 

station. 


Business: 

600 


$42. 00 
51.00 
00. 00 
69.00 


$36. 00 
45.00 
54.00 


1 $30. 00 


5 

5 
5 
4 
5 
4 
5 
4 
5 

5 
5 
5 
4 
4 
4 


$:30.00 


$6.00 


800 




1 000 






1 200 






1,200 


63.00 








1 500 


78.00 






1 500 


75.00 








1 SOO 


2S7.00 






1 800 


87.00 


30.00 






Residence: 

600 


42, 00 
51.00 
60.00 
69.00 
78.00 
2 87. 00 


30. 00 


6.00 


800 




1 000 










1 200 










1 500 










1 800 



















1 Guarantee of $2.50 per month in local messages at 5 cents each. 

2 Additional messages 3 cents each if contracted for in advance in lots of 300. 



62 



TELEPHONES. 



BAYOIVNE, BOBOKJEI^r, AND JERSEY CITY, ]V. J — Contd. 

Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — 
General— Message rates- 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, an operator's 
telephone for each position, two both-way trunk lines, two stations, 

and 2,000 local messages per annurn $156. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. CO 

Additional stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 04 

If contracted for in advance in lots of 400, each - 0. 03 

Ringing circuit.— No additional charge is made for ringing circuits if 
the subscriber contracts for either 3,600 messages or 20 stations. ... 24. 00 
No. 1 rejidence systems: 
Flat or message rates. — An installation charge is made to cover the cost of con- 
struction of all circuits between stations, including labor and materials. 
Trimk lines, both-way only, each , mdividual line rate less $6. Under message- 
rate contracts the charge for the initial trunk line includes the right'to 
send in one year the number of local messages specified under the individ- 
ual line schedule, with charges for additional local messages as provided 
in said schedule. Additional message-rate trunk lines are charged for at 
the auxiliary line rate_, where quoted. 
Stations, with switching device, each — 

Capacity 10 lines ?12. 00 

Capacity 20 lines 15. 00 

Capacity 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 6. 00 

Short-terra service: 
Individual and party lines — 
Flat rotes. — The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of fiat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 




1 
month. 


2 
months 


3 
months 


4 
months 


5 
months 


6 
months. 


$12.00 


Shoit-term rate 


$12.00 


S12.00 


?42. 00 


812. CO 


$12.09 


$12. 00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6. 00 


15.00 


Short-term rate 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.00 


13.25 


13. 60 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


18.00 


Short-term rate 


12.60 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


24.00 


Short-term rate 


13.55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


18.30 




Termination charge. . . 


11.55 


10. 50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


6.30 


30.00 


Short-term rate 


14.60 


16. 00 


17.40 


IS. 80 


20.20 


21.60 




Tennination charge. . . 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


6.60 


36.00 


Short-term rate 


15.65 


17.60 


19.35 


21.20 


23.05 


24.90 




Termination charge. . . 


12.65 


11.. 60 


10.35 


9.20 


8.05 


6.90 


42.00 


Siiort-term rate 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25.90 


28.20 




Termination charge. . . 


13.20 


12.00 


10. 80 


9.60 


8.40 


7.20 


48.00 


Short-tei-m rate 


17. 75 


20.50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


31.50 




Termination charge. . . 


13. 75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


7.50 


54.00 


Short-term rate 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28.40 


31.60 


34.80 




Termination charge. . . 


14.30 


13.00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


7.80 


60.00 


Short-term rate 


19.85 


23.50 


27. 15 


30.80 


34.45 


38.10 




Termination charge. . . 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 


8.10 


Annual 

flat 

rates. 




7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 




months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


812. 00 


Short-term rate 


S12.00 


?12.00 


S12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


. 


Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




15.00 


Short-term rate 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




18.00 


Short-term rate 


15.50 


16.00 


16. 50 


17.00 


17.50 


18.00 




Teimination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




24.00 


Short-term rate 


19. 25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


24.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 




30.00 


Short-term rate 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


30.00 




Termination charge . . . 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 




36.00 


Short-term rate 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


36.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 




42.00 


Short-term late 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


42.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 




48.00 


Short-term rate 


34. 25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


48.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 




64.00 


Short-term rate 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


54.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6. .50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 




60.00 


Short-term rate 


41.75 


45. 40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


60.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 





Note.— The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeed- 
ing months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate 
increases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 



_ rates. — When the number of messages under a message-rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such pro- 
portion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears 
to the number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge 
being not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the 
minimum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts 
by flat-rate contracts for the same or higher grade of service, effective from 
the beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are 
quoted and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious 
sacrifice or original construction or imusual new construction. In such 
cases the maximum charge for local service and equipment is that specified 
for the period of use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher 
grade of service. When the number of messages used under a retail message- 
rate contract equals or exceeds the mmimuni specified in the schedule, the 
charge is the schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages 
were used in one year. 



BAYOl^IIVE, QOBOKEX, AKiD JEKSEY CITY, IV. J.— Contd. 

Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the aimual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the aimual rate, 
for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations 
located in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed 
to bo the one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switehboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Truni lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate, under '-Flat rates." Upon dis- 
connection of one of seveial tnonk lines, that longest in service is assumed to 
be the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or ertension.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the 
annual rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minunum charge being 
thjee-fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of 
several stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest 
in service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum 
annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages 
guaranteed imder such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such 
proportion of the minimum annual rate as the e-xpned portion of the year 
bears to the whole year. When the number of messages used equals or exceeds 
the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the 
messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond the 
base-rate area and within 2\ miles of the central office or rate center and on route 
measurements beyond this distance) : 
Individual line, or private branch-exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $9.00 

Two-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. 50 

Four-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 25 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements), 

per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch 
exchange station — 

Inside move No charge. 

Outside move, during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Main station moved independently $3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as switch- 
board 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently of main station 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboard — 
Inside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Same Another 
room. room. 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 10.00 18.00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

Outside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $10.00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

No. 1 residence systems — First or subsequent years, estimated cost. 

BEATRICE. IVEBR. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE LINCOLN TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JULY 1, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
Ime. 


2-party 
Ime. 


4-party 
line. 


Farm 
line. 


Business 


$42. 00 
24.00 


$36. 00 
18.00 




$24.00 


Residence 


$1.5.00 


18.00 







BIG ROCH, 11,1,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDE- 
PENDENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 
1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$24.00 

30.00 
18.00 




S6.00 


Business, including free toll to Kaneville or 
Suga r Grove 






Residence 


sis. 66 


18.00 







BIIVGHAMTOIV, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 



Individual and party-line service: 



Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$54.00 
30.00 


$42.00 
24.00 




$40. 60 
22.50 


?6. 00 




$18. 00 


6.00 







RATE SCHEDULES. 



63 



BI-\GHAMTOIV, IV. Y.— Continued. 
Individual and party-line service— Continued. 

Message rales {business only). 

Local messaRBs per annum S800 

Four-party line 30. 00 

Additional local messages 0. 0.3 

Extension station 6. 00 

Rural-line service: 

Business 24. 00 

Residence 18. 00 

No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for less 
than two stations, excluding operatiors' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power and an operator's telephone. $18.00 
Switchboard, cord, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each 
position — 

First position S36. 00 

Additional positions, each 21. 00 

First trunk line, both-way only 54. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only 40. 50 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Ringing circuit (no additional charge if subscriber contracts for either 

3 trunk lines or 20 stations) 18. 00 

Hotel and apart-ment house — Message rates — 

Switchboard, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each 

position 30. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each (no station charge is made for stations, 
including booth equipment, placed in public corridors for the use of 

the general public) 6. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 

Local messages, public-telephone rate 

Ringing circuit (no additional charge if subscriber contracts for either 

3 trimlc lines or 20 stations) 18. 00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges (an installation charge is made, to cover the cost 
of constniction of circuits between stations, including labor and material): 
Business — Flat rates — 

Trimk lines, both-way only, each $48. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 6. 00 

No. 1 residence system (an installation charge is made to cover the cost of constnic- 
tion of cu'cuils between stations, including labor and material): 
Flat rates — 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $24. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each C. 00 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 

Flat rates. — The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
aimual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 
flat 
rates. 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 




month. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12. 00 


Short-term rate 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


15.00 


Short-term rate 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.00 


13. 25 


13.50 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


18.00 


Short-term rate 


12.50 


13.00 


1.3.50 


14.00 


14.50 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


24.00 


Short-term rate 


13.55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


18.30 




Termination charge. . . 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


6.30 


30.00 


Short-term rate 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


21.60 




Termination charge. . . 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


6.60 


36.00 


Short-term rate 


15.65 


17.50 


19.35 


21.20 


23.05 


24.90 




Termination charge. . . 


12.65 


11.50 


10. 35 


9.20 


8.05 


6.90 


42.00 


Short-term rate 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25.90 


28.20 




Termination charge. . . 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


7.20 


48.00 


Short-term rate 


17.75 


20.50 


23.25 


26. 00 


28.75 


31.50 




Termination charge. . . 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


7.50 


54.00 


Short-term rate 


18.80 


22.00 


25. 20 


28.40 


31.60 


34.80 




Termination charge. . . 


14.30 


13.00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


7.80 


60.00 


Short-term rate 


19.85 


23.50 


27.15 


30.80 


34.45 


38.10 




Termination charge. . . 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10. SO 


9.45 


8.10 


Aimual 

flat 

rates. 




7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 




months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


Short-term rate 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.0O 


1.00 




15.00 


Short-term rate 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


is. 66 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




18.00 


Short-term rate 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


18.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




24.00 


Short-term rate 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


24.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 




30.00 


Short-term rate 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


36.66 




Termination charge. . . 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 




36.00 


Short-term rate 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


36.66 




Termination charge. . . 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 




42.00 


Short-term rate 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


42.66 




Termination charge. . . 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 




48.00 


Short-term rate 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


48.66 




Termination charge. . . 


6.25 


.5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 




54.00 


Short-term rate 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


54.66 




Termination charge. . . 


6.50 


5.20 


3. 90 


2.60 


1.30 




60.00 


Short-term rate 


41.75 


45.40 


49. 05 


52.70 


56. .35 


60.60 




Termination charge. . . 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 





BIIVGHAMTOIV, IV. V.— Continued. 

Note. — The minimum charge is for on"? month. For fractioml parts of suc- 
ceeding months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the 
rate increases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection 
with any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such 
annual rate the termination charge specified above for the ue.xt higher aimual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages under a message-rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messa-jes used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the muiimum charge being 
not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the mini- 
mum rate In the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note. — Subscriljers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message I'ates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original cortstruction or unusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment Is that specified for the period of 
use under the annual flat rate for the same or next nigher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract equals 
or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the schedule 
rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being tluee-fouiths of the es- 
tablished annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located in 
the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be the 
one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the amiual rate, for the 
period of service, plus ona-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being tliree-fourths of the 
establishedr aimual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunlc-llne rate, under " Flat rates. " Upon dlsco>'- 
nection of one of several ti'unk lines, that longest m service is assumed to be the 
one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the aimual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the amiual 
rate, for the remahimg portion of the year, the minimum charge bemg three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of se\'eral 
stations located in the same builiiing as the switchboard, that longest In 
service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guar- 
anteed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such pro- 
portion of tlio minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year beais 
to the whole year. When the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, 
the minimum" specified In the schedule, the charge Is the contract rate for the 
messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on route measurement beyond 
the base-rate area); 
Individual Ime or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $6. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 50 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurement) per 

quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $6. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, each, $3. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party-line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch ex- 
change station — 

Inside move No charge. 

Outside move, during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Main station moved independently S3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently of main station 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1. 00 

Private branch-exchange switchboards — 
Inside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Same Another 
room. room. 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

Outside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $10. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

No. 2 private branch exchanges and No. 1 residence systems: First or subsequent 
years, estimated cost. 

BIRMIIVOHAm, ALA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHERN BELL TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Birmingham and Bessemer.) 

Individual and party-line service: 

Note. — Where the same charge is shown for service with different numbers of 
subscribers on a circuit, under business or residence flat rates or message rates, 
the lower grades of service are ordinarily employed only beyond the base-rate area, 
with mileage charges. 

Flat rates. 



Business.. 

Residence. 



Individual 
line. 



$72. 00 
36.00 



l-party 
line. 



$60.00 
30.00 



4-party 
line. 



$60. 00 
24.00 



Inward 

auxiUary 

line. 



$36. 00 



Extension station. 



$18. 00 
Wall set, 12. 00 
Desk set, 18.00 



64 



TELEPHONES. 



BIRMINKflAM, A1.A.— Continued. 

Individual and party-line service — Continued. 

Message rates {on monthly guarantee basis). 

Business only: Local messages per annum, 1,200: individual line, $48 (limit of charge 

per month, $7); additional local messages, 3 cents; extension station, $18. 
Individual and party-line short-term service: 

Emergency service. — The charge is the regular monthly rate for the period of 

service, phis the estimated expense of installation and disconnection. 
Season service.— For not less than 4 months, the charge is the regular rate for 

the period of service, plus 50 per cent. 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (contracts are for periods of 5 years) — 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each sta- 
tion originally coimected, minimiun charge, $24. (When a considerable 
niunberot stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch- 
board charge is modified accordingly.) 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $108.00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 54. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12. 00 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 per 
annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a terminal 
charge of .?6 per amium for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 cents per 
annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The maxinnim 
charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' telephones. The 
niunber of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number of 
feet, route measurement, between the switchboard arid the central office 
by the number of stations comiected with the switchboard, including 
operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 

Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of S3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of .$6 per aimum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
Commercial and department store — Message rates — 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each sta- 
tion originally connected, minimum charge, $24. (When a considerable 
number of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the 
switchboard charge is modified accordingly.) 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $48. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines; no message allow- 
ance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, or 
ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 

Battery power.— This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of .?3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 
cents per annum for each station, incKiding operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' tele- 
phones. The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the 
number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and "the cen- 
tral office by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
inchiding operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 

Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as foilows: A circuit charge of 
$3 per aimum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $0 per annum; and a power charge of $0 per annum. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, 30 per cent 
of the cost, installed. 

Trunk lines, both-way or incoming, each $30. 00 

The average nuinber of originating local messages per month for each 
trunk line in service must be 200 or more before an additional trunk 
line will be furnished. 

Stations, main or extension, each — 

AV'hen company installs and maintains inside wiring $6. 00 

When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring 4. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines; no message al- 
lowance is included in charges for switcliboard, stations, battery power, or 
ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $0 per annum for each circuit; and a power chaige of 12 
cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is 50 cents per station, including operators' telephones. 
The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number 
of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office 
by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including 
operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 120,000. 

Ringuig circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $0 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — 
Business and residence— Flat rates — 

Contracts are for periods of either 1 or 3 years. Under 1-year contracts sub- 
scribers pay the actual cost of cabling, including the co:U of labor and mate- 
rial. Under •3-year contracts subscribers pay the actual cost of cabling in 
excess of SO feet for any station, including tihe cost of labor and material. 
The maximum equipment furnished is that for 10 lines. 





1-year 
contract. 


3-year 
contract. 


Tnmk lines, both-way, each: 
Business 


$108.00 
54.00 

54.00 
27.00 
18.00 
12.00 
15.00 


$108. 00 
54 00 


Residence 


Trunk lines, incoming, each: 

Business 


54 00 


Residence 


27 00 


Receiving station, with switching device 

Stations, main or extension, with switching device, each- . 
Battery i^ower and ringing circuit 


24.00 
15.00 
15 00 







BIRMINGHAM, AI.A — Continued. 

Excess exchange-line mileage: 
Charges are computed on air-line distances beyond certain specified distances 
from the central office or rate center at $7.50 per quarter-mile or fraction 
thereof- 
Individual line business, beyond 1 mile. 
Individual line residence, beyond 1 J miles, except in case of rate centers, where 

measurements are beyond 1 mile from the rate center. 
Two or 4 party lines, business or residence, beyond 2 miles. 
Mileage charges are on a "per line" basis. On unfilled party lines the total charge 
for mileage bears the same relation to the rates given above as the number of 
subscribers comiected bears to the number that may be connected on that 
type of line. 
Under message-rate contracts 1 local message per month is allowed, without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per montn of the mileage charge. 
Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 

Extension lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $7.50 

Tie lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 10. 00 

Under message-rate contracts 1 local message per month Is allowed, without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the mileage charge. 
Joint-user service: 



Flat rates: 

Individual line 

Two or 4 party lines 

Message rates: 

Individual line 

Limit of charge per month 



Business. Residence. 



$24.00 
24.00 



12.00 
2.00 



$12.00 
6.00 



Under message-rate contracts 1 local message per month is allowed, without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the charge for joint-user service. 
Moving charges: 

Move to another location in the same office or room, each station $1.00 

Move to another location in the same building, each station 2. 00 

Move to another building, together with extensions and supplemental 

equipment, if any, each main station 3. 00 

Changing service from individual to party line, each main station 2. 50 

Changing party-line subscriber to another party line, at subscriber's 

request 2. 50 

Changing equipment at subscriber's request, when the change is not 

required for the efficiency of the service 1. 50 

Any move of a private branch exchange switchboard, together with all associ- 
ated stations and apparatus, to another location on the same or different 
premises, estimated cost of labor and material. 

Bl,OOMIPWGlTOi>f, 11,1,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE KINLOCH-BLOOMINGTON 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 12, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


8-party 
rural. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 




$30.00 
20.00 


$24.00 
16.80 






$10.00 




$15. 00 


$18.00 


6.00 







BliUFFS. II>I/. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1914. 

Business $12. 00 

Business with extension on same line in same building 18. 00 

Residence 12. 00 

Residence with extension on same line in same building 18. 00 

BOSTOIV, CAMBRIDGE, AIVD SOMORVIIilii:, MASS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

The exchange-rate schedules in effest in the city of Boston are based on a system 
of classified areas, which cover all of the surroimding subm'ban territory included 
within what is kno'rni as the Boston Metropolitan District; and the 12 different 
schedules which apply in various combinations in the different areas are so closely 
related that Boston rates should be considered only in connection with all of the 
rates applying in the metropolitan district as a whole. The application of these 
schedules, which include flat rates, message rates, and subscribers' coin-box rates, 
is determined by the establishment of distinct territorial divisions, under which 
the metropolitan district is divided into schedule areas and into local service areas. 

SCHEDULE AREAS. 

A schedule area is an area to subscribers within which a given schedule is available. 
There are 7 schedule areas. Schedule Area I covers the entire metropolitan dis- 
trict and is divided into Schedule Areas II and III. Schedule Area II covers about 
432 square miles and embraces all of the metropolitan district except about 4 square 
miles in its central portion, which are covered by Schedule Area III. Schedule 
Areas IV, V, VI, and VII are separate groups of cities or towns within Schedule 
Area II. Schedule Areas I and II, therefore, each include several other schedule 
areas. The classification into one of the subgroups of Schedule Area II was origi- 
nally determined separately for each city or town by the approximate number of 
main stations served in its central olfice district, plus those served in all contiguous 
central office districts in Schedule Area II. Due to the nature of the distribution 
of population and of main-station development in the suburban area, the boundaries 
of Schedule Areas IV, V, VI, and VII tend, in a general way, to form concentric 
areas, in the order named, around Schedule Area III. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



65 



BOSTOIV, CAMBRIDGE, AIMD SOMERVIL,I.E, MASS.— Con. 
SCHEDULE AREAS— continued. 

Schedule Area I {MelropoUtan District). — .Schedule Area I includes the other six 
schedule areas, and covers the following cities and towns: Arlington, Bedford 
(Le.xington central office district), Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Cam- 
bridge, Canton, Chelsea, Cohasset, Dedham, Everett, llingham, Holbroolc (Ran- 
dolph central office district), Hull, Lexington, Lincoln, Maiden, Medford, Mel- 
rose, Milton, Needham, Newton, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Reading, Revere, 
Somcrville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown (Newton North central 
office district), Wellesley, Weston (Waltham central olTjce district), Weslwood 
(Dedham central offl;'o district), Weymouth, Winchester, Winthrop, Wobum. 
Schedule I is available to all subscribers in tlie m_etropolitan district. 

Schedule Area II (Full S^biirhan District). — Schedule Area II includes Schedule 
Areas IV, V, VI, and VII, and covers all of the cities and to\vns listed above 
under "Metropolitan District," except tliat part of tlie city of Boston described 
below as the "Central District." Schedule II is available only to subscribers 
in Schedule Area II. 

Schedule Area III ( Central District). — Schedule Area III covers what may be termed 
the "down-town" business section and the Back Bay residential section of Bos- 
ton, and includes the following central office districts: Back Bay, Fort Hill, 
Haymarket, Main, Oxford, Richmond. Schedules III-A and III-B are available 
only to subscribers in Schedule Area III. 

Schcd'ule Area IV, — Schedule Area IV comprises the following central ofhce dis- 
tricts: Arlington, Belmont, Brighton (part of Boston), BrookUne, Newton South 
(part of Newton), Roxbury (part of Boston), Cambridge, Charlestown (part of 
Boston), Dorchester (part of Boston), Everett, Jamaica Plain (part of Boston) 
(the Jamaica Plain central office is treated as the rate center of an exchange wliich 
includes both the Jamaica Plain and Bellovue central offices), Medford, Milton, 
Newton North (part of Newton), Somerville, South Boston (part of Boston). 
Schedules IV-A and IV-B are available only to suljscribers in Schedule Area IV. 

Schedule Area V. — Schedule Area V comprises the following central o-'Hce districts: 
Dedham, Ilyde Park (partof Boston), Lexington, Maiden, Melrose, Newton West 
(part of Newton), Quincy, Revere, Stoneham, Waltham, Wellesley. Schedules 
V-A and V-B are available only to subscribers in Schedule Area V. 

Schedule A rea 11. — Schedule Area VI comprises the following central olBce districts: 
Braintree, Canton, Chelsea, East Boston (part of Boston), Needham, Randolph, 
Wakefield, Weymouth, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn. Schedules VI-A and 
VI-B are available only to subscribers in Schedule Area VI. 

Schedule Area V77.— Schedule Area VII comprises the following central office dis- 
tricts: Clohasset, Hingham, Hull, Lincoln, Norwood, Reading. Schedules VII-A 
and VII-B are available only to subscribers in Schedule Area VII. 

Statement of schedules available to subscribers in each schedule area. 



Schedule area. 


Schedules available. 


Schedule area. 


Schedules available. 


I 


I. 

I,IL 

I, III-A, III-B. 

I, II, rV-A, IV-B. 


V 


I, II, V-A, V-B. 


II 


VI 


I, II, VI-A, VI-B. 


Ill 


VII 


I, II, VII-A, VII-B. 


IV 











LOCAL SERVICE AREAS. 

A local service area is an area to all subscribers within which unlimited or speci- 
fied numbers of messages may be sent without toll charges. In addition to the 7 
schedule areas previously described, there are 92 distinct, though overlapping, 
local service areas, the local service area available to each subscriber depending 
upon the central office district in which his station is located and the particular 
seliedule under which he receives service. 

It should be noted here that a local service area does not necessarily coincide with 
any schedule area. For example, any local service area under Schedule IV-B 
may cover territory in more than one schedule area, and, on the other hand, will in 
no case cover all the territory in Schedule Area IV. It should also be noted with 
reference to Schedules III-A, IV-.'V, V-A, VI-A, and VII-A (which include flat 
rates only), and to Schedules III-B, IV-B, V-B, VI-B, and VII-B (which include 
message rates only), that tlie local service area under message rates is greater than 
that under flat rates. Such areas as do coincide are indicated below. 

The f.illowing table indicates the basis of the local service areas established under 
each schedule: 



Schedule number. 


Local service area. 


Number 
of local 
service 
areas. 


I 


Schedule Area I 


1 


II 


Schedule Area II 


1 


III-A 


Schedule Area III 


1 


III-B 


Schedule Area III and all central office 
districts within 8 miles of its center. 

The central otTice district in which the 
subscriber is located, and all contiguous 
central office districts within Schedule 
Area II. 

The central office district in which the 
subscriber is located, and all central 
office districts in Schedule Area I within 
8 miles. 

Total 


I 


rV-A, V-A, VI-A, VII-A. . 
rV-B, V-B , VI-B, VII-B . . 


44 
44 




92 









METROPOLITAN TOLLS. 

Messages to any point in tlio Metropolitan District beyond the limits of the local 
service area fixed by the schedule goven^ing the calling station are treated as toll 
messages, and charged at 5 cents for each 8 miles or part thereof, air-line distance 
between central offices, except in the case of the Central District, where a rale center 
is assumed. 

(For statement of the Exchange Rate Schedules in effect in the Boston Metro- 
politan District, see page 66.] 

81100°— 15 5 



BOSTOIV, CAMBRIDOE, AI\» SOMERVILL,!:, MASS.— Con. 

METROPOLITAN TOLLS — Continued. 

Auxiliary lines: Inward, $36. 
Extension stations: 

Under Schedule III-A (business only) $9. 00 

Under all other schedules 6.00 

Private brancli exchange service: 

Two classes of rates are in effect for private branch-exchange service, viz, local 

rates and Metropolitan rates. 
Under "Local rates" the local service area covers the central office district in 
wliich the subscriljer is located and all otlier central olQce districts within a 
radius of 8 miles, air-li '.e distarce, measured between central o^lices, except 
in the case of the Central District, where a rate center is assumed. 
Under "Metropolitan rates" the local service area covers the entire Metropoli- 
tan District. 
The rates quoted under the scliedules given below are available throughout 
t'.ie entire Metropolitan District for the classes of service indicated. 
No. 1 private brancli exchanges — 
Commercial — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less than 
three years) — 
Local rates — 
Switcliboard, with battery power, an operator's telephone for each 
position, two both-way trunk lines, and 3,000 local messages per 

annum 8144. 00 

Additional trtmk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each — 

First 3,000, 3 cents; next 6,000, 2J cents; all others, 2i cents. 
Ringing circuit, within 1 mile of central office — 

19 terminal stations or less IS. 00 

20 or more terminal stations No charge. 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof of circuit $5. 00 

Metropolitan rates — 
Switchboard, with battery power, an operator's telephone for each 

position, and 4,000 local messages per annum 150. 00 

Trunk lijes, botii-way only, each 24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Addilio.ial local messages, each 0. 03 

Department-store — Message rates — 

Metropolitan rates only (contracts are not accepted for periods of less than 5 
years nor for less than 100 stations)— 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position No charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages, used in the conduct of the subscriber's business, 

each 0.03 

Hotel — Message rates — 

Metropolitan rates only (contracts are not accepted for periods of less than 5 
years nor for less than 50 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an opera- 
tor's telephone for each position, no charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no charge. 
Stations, each, $6. 

Local messages, public telephone rates, less 15 per cent. 

Hotel— Message rates — Season service (this schedule applies only in Schedule 

Area II. Contracts are not accepted for periods of less than 5 years nor for 

less than SOstations and allow service for a period of 5 months in each year) — 

Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, no charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no charge. 
Stations — 

First 50, each $5.00 

Over 50, each 4.00 

Local messages, each 0. 03 

Apartment house — Message rates — 
Local rates only (contracts are not accepted for periods of less than 5 years — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit, 
one operator's telephone for each position, two both-way trunk 

lines, and 4,200 local messages per annum $264. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 03 

No. 2 private branch exchanges (contracts are not accepted for periods of less than 
three years) — 
Business— Message rates — 
Local rates — 
Receiving station, with switching device, one both-way trunk line 

and 2,500 local messages per annum $105. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 24.00 

Stations, with or without switching device, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each— First 3,500, 3 cents; next 6,000, 2i cents; 
all others, 2^ cents. 
Meiropoliian rates — 
Receiving station, with switching device, and 3,000 local message* 

per annum $120. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Stations, with or without switching device, each 6.00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 03 

Residence — Message rates — 
Local rates — 
Receiving station, with switching device, one both-way trunk line 

and 1,000 local messages per annum 60. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Statir.ns, with or without switching device, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each — rirst 5,000, 3 cents; next 6,000, 2J 
cents; all others, 2^ cents. 
Metropolitan rates — 
Receiving station, with switching device, and 1,000 local messages 

per annum 60. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 24.00 

Stations, with or witliout switching device, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 03 



66 



TELEPHONES. 



STATESTENT OF THE EXCHANGE RATE SCHEDULES IN EFFECT IN THE BOSTON METROPOLITAN DISTRICT SHOWING SCHEDULES 

AVAILABLE IN EACH SCHEDULE AREA. 







SCHEDULE 
1 


SCHEDULE 
II 


SCHEDULE 
lll-A 


SCHEDULE 
lll-B 


Scheduies 
IV-A. V-A, 
Vl-A, Vll-A 


SCHEDULES 
IV-B, V-B, Vl-B, Vll-B 




Local Service 

Area coincides 

with Schedule 

Area I 


Local Ser- 
vice Area 
coincides 

with 
Schedule 
Area II 


Local Ser- 
vice Area 
coincides 

with 
Schedule 
Area III 


Local Service Area covers 
Schedule Area III and all 
central office districts with- 
in eight miles of its center. 


Local Service 

Area covers 

the central 

office district 

in which the 

subscriber is 

located and 

aI4 contiguous 

central office 

districts in 

Schedule 

Area II 


Local Service Area covers tha 
central office district in which 
thesubscriber is located and all 
central office districts within 
eight miles in Schedule Area I. 


Message Rates 
only 


Flat Rates 
only 


Flat Rafes 
only 


Message Rates 


Subscribers' 
Coin Box 

Rates 

Guarantee 

(b) 


Flat Rates 
only 


Message Rates 


Subscribers' 
Coin Box 

Rates 
Guarantee 

(b) 


Loo'l Ind. Add'l 
Mgs. Line Mgs. 


Ind. 2-Pty4-Pty 
Line Line Line 


Ind. 2-Pty 
Line lane 


Loc'lInd.2-PtyAdd'l 
Mgs. Line Line Mgs. 


Ind. 4-Pty 
Line Line 


Ind. 2-Pty 
Line Line 


Loc'l Ind. 2-Pty Add'l 
Mgs. Line Lino Mgs. 


Ind. 4-Pty 
Line Line 


Schedal« Area 1 

Entire Metropoli- 
tan District. 


Bus. 
Res. 


600 $60. 60(a) 
600 60. 6c (a) 






• 










Schedule Area II 
Full Suburban Dia- 
trict, embracing all 
Metropolitan Dis- 
trict except Sched- 
ule Area III. 


Bus. 
Res. 


600 $60. 6c (a) 
600 60. 6c (a) 


$- $— $- 

45. 36. 30. 












• 


Schedule Area III 

Central District, 
embracing "down- 
town" section of 
Boston. 


Bus. 
Res. 


600 $60. 6c (a) 
600 60. 6c(a) 




$125. $— 
75. 66. 


840 $— $42 . 3c 

960 48. — 3c(c) 
720 — 36. 3c 
900 45. — 3c (c) 


$60. $36. 
— 24. 


' 






Schedule Area IV 

Embracing sixteen 
central office 
districts. 


Bus. 
Res. 


600 $60. 6c (a) 
600 60. 6c(a) 


$— $— $— 

45. 36. 30. 






Schedule 

IV-A 

Ind. 2-Pty 

Line Line 


SCHEDULE IV-B 

Loo'l Ind. 2-Pty Add'l Ind. 4-Pty 
Mgs. Line Line Mgs. Line Line 


$69. $63. 
39. 30. 


720 $— $36. 3c 
900 45. — 3c(c) 
480 — 24. 3c 
900 45. — 3c(c) 


$60. $30. 
— 21. 


Schedule Area V 

Embracing eleven 
central office 
districts. 


Bus. 
Res. 


600 $60. 60(a) 
600 60. 6c (a) 


$— $-- $— 

45. 36. 30. 






Schedule 

V.A 

Ind. 2-Pty 

Line Line 


SCHEDULE V-B 


Loc'l Ind. 2-Pty Add'l Ind. 4-P^ 
Mgs. Line Line Mgs. Line Lino 


$60. $54. 
36. 27. 


600 $— $33- 30 
840 42. — 3c(c) 
480 — 24. 3o 
840 42. — 3c(c) 


$60. $30. 
-^ 21.. 


Schedule Area VI 

Embracing eleven 
central office 
districta. 


Bus. 
Res. 


600 $60. 6c(e) 
600 60. 6c(a) 


$— $— 8— 

45. 36. 30. 






Schedule 
Vl-A 

Ind. 2-Pty 
Line Line 


SCHEDULE Vl-B 

Loc'l Ind. 2-Pty Add'l Ind. 4-Pty 
Mgs. Line Line Mgs. Line Line 


$54. $48. 
33. 2i. 


600 $— $30. 3c 
780 39. — 3c(c) 
480 — 24. 3c 
780 39.. — 3c(c) 


$60. 830. 
— 21. 


Schedule Area VI i 

Embracing s i x 
central office 
districts. 


Bus. 
Res. 


600 $60. 6c(a) 
600 €0. 6c (a) 


$— «— S- 

45. 36. 30. 






Schedule 
Vll-A 

Ind. 2-Pty 
Line Line 


SCHEDULE Vll-B 

Loc'l Ind. 2-Pty Add'l Ind. 4-Pty 
Mga. Line Line Mgs. Line Line 


$48. $42. 
30. 21. 


600 $— $30. 3e 
720 36. — 3c(c) 
480 — 24. 3c 
720 36. — 3c(c) 


$60. $30. 
— 21. 






NOTES— (a) 
(b) 
(c) 


First 300 — 5e; ot 
On an annual basi 
Messages in exces. 


bers 3c. 

a. Tolls wit 

lof 6000— 2? 


lin the Metropolitan 1 
'ic. Messages in exce 


district inclu 
is of 12,000- 


ded with local 
-2^^c. 


message charges. 





RATE SCHEDULES. 



67 



BOSTOIV, CAMBRIDGE, AIM» SOI>IERVII.L,E, MASS Con. 

Short-term service: 
Emergency service (regular installation and removal charges apply as specified 
below under 3 months' service) — 
Flat-rato individual line or residence No. 2 private branch exchange trunk 
line — 

First day J3. 00 

Each additional day 0. 75 

Message-rate trunk line and private branch exchange station (either or both) — 

First three days $5. 00 

Each additional week (charge not to exceed annual rate) 1. 00 

Three months — 





Business. 


Residence. 




Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Flat rates: 

Schedule IT 






$23.00 
33.00 
21.00 
20. 00 
19.00 
18.00 


$20 00 


Schedule III-A 


S48.67 
30.00 
27.00 
25.00 
23.00 






Schedule IV-A 


S26.00 
23.00 
21.00 
19.00 


18 00 


Schedule V-A 


17.00 


Schedule VI-A 


16 00 


Schedule VII-A 


15 00 




20 00 













Message rates. — Message rate private branch tnink line (no installation charge), 
$12. Service continuing beyond the initial 3 months' period is charged for 
at a rate tor each whole month equal to one-ninth the dilterence between the 
short-term rate and the annual rate for similar service, with a charge pro rata 
for fractional parts o f a month . 

The following charges are made in addition to the rates quoted above, for 
installation and removal of equipment furnished for short periods: 
If instrument is on premises and msido wiring and drop wiring are 

in place $2. 00 

If both inside wiring and drop wiring are in place, but it is neces- 
sary to furnish an instrument 3. 00 

If either inside wiring or drop wire is in place — but not both — an 

instrument must be installed 4. 00 

If it isnecessary to install inside wiring, drop wiring, and instrument 5. 00 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 2 
miles from a central office or a rate center) — 
Per quarter-mile or fraction thereof — 

Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line $2. 50 

Two-party line, per station 1. 00 

Four-party line, per station 0. 50 

Extension line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 

In Schedule Area III (central district)— Per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, 

$9; minimum charge, $20. 
In other schedule areas — Per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $5; minimum 
charge, $10. 
Tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 
When in the same building, minimum rate, $10. 

Same subscriber, different buildings within the local service area specified in 

the contract — Per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $10; minimum charge, $40. 

Different subscribers (not more than three) or same subscriber when not within 

the local service area specified in the contract — Per quarter-mile or fraction 

thereof, $15; minimum charge, $60. 

Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence $3. 00 

Names of tenants in hotels or apartment houses 5. 00 

Joint-user service: 

Flat rates — Individual line or private branch exchange, one-half of the annual 

base rate for the class of service employed, maximum, $50. 
Message rates — Individual line or private branch exchange, $5. 
Moving charges (individual or party-line stations or No. 1 private branch exchange 
stations): 
Inside move — 

25 feet or less of inside wiring necessary $1. 00 

Over 25 feet of inside wiring necessary 2. 00 

Outside move — 

Drop and inside wiring necessary and instrument to be placed 5. 00 

Drop or inside wiring (one only) necessary and instrument to be placed 4.00 

No wiring necessary but instrument to be placed 3. 00 

No wiring necessary and instrument in place 2. 00 

When a main station, extension station and other station equipment are moved 

at the same time, the work practically constituting one job, full charge is made 

for moving the main station, and one-half the scheduled charges for moving the 

other apparatus. 

Moves of switchboards, entire No. 1 private branch exchange systems, or No. 2 

?rivate branch exchange-stations are made at actual cost, 
any time after the expiration of the initial contract period, the subscriber 
may extend his contract for another contract period in lieu of payment of the 
above charges. 

BRADEMTOWIV, FI.A. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PENINSULAR TELE- 
PHONE CO. EST EFFECT JULY 23, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service (flat-rate): 





Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


Indi- 
vidual 
line 

joint- 
user. 


2-party 
line. 


2-party 
line 

joint- 
user. 


4-party 
line. 


4-party 
line 
joint- 
user. 




$36.00 
24.00 


$15.00 
9.00 






$30.00 
18.00 


$12.00 


Residence 


21.00 


6.00 


6.00 







BBADEIVTOWIV, FI.A.— Continued. 

Extensions: 

Business station (desk or wall) S12- 00 

Residence station (desk or wall) 12. 00 

Bells (business or residence) 3. 00 

Gongs (business or residence) 6. 00 

Directory service: 

Extra listmg 3. 00 

Additional line 3.00 

BRAOAM, ntlNIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $18- 00 

Residence station, individual line 12.00 

Rural station 12. 00 

Extension station 6. 00 

Rural connecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

BRIDGEPORT, COIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENG- 
LAND TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Bridgeport and Stratford, Conn.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 



Business. . . 
Residence . 



Indi- 
vidual 
line. 



$84.00 
36.00 



'C 



$60.00 



4-party 
line. 



$30.00 



Auxil- 
iary 
line. 



J50.00 



Exten- 
sion 
station. 



I $8. 00 
16.00 



1 Plus Imstallation charge of $2. 
Message rates. 



Local messages per annum. 



Business: 

800 or less. 

1,200 

1,500 

1,800 

2,100 

2,400 

Residence: 

400 or less. 



Indi- 
vidual 
line. 



$48.00 
54.00 
60.00 
66.00 
72.00 



4-party 
line. 



$36. 00 



6-party 
line. 



S25.00 



Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 



Exten- 
sion 
station. 



1S8.00 



1 fi. 00 



1 Plus installation charge of $2. 

Individual and party-line short-term service: Short-term flat-rate service, for periods 
of 6 months or 1 ess ,is charged for at two-thirds of the standard annual rate. Emer- 
gency service, installed on account of sickness, for periods of not more than one 
month, is furnished for a flat charge of $5. 
Rural line service: Service is furnished on an 8-plus-party line basis to both business 
and residence subscribers at $18 per annum. The local service area to rural line 
subscribers covers only that portion of the township in which such subscribers 
are located, which is served by the same exchange. Messages to all other stations 
within the exchange area are charged for at 5 cents each. No toll is charged for 
incoming messages originating at subscribers' stations within the base-rate area 
or at subscribers' stations oulside the base-rate area on which mileage is charged 
(not rural line stations). Toll charges to other exchanges are the same on messages 
from rural line stations as on messages from subscribers' stations within the base- 
rate area served by the same central office. Eighf^plus-party rural line stations, 
on which the 5-cent charge applies on messages to stations outside of the township 
of the calling station but within the same exchange area, are equipped with coin 
boxes. 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (subscribers bear the expense of installation, 
excepting that portion to which regular mileage charges apply) — 
Commercial, department store, family hotel and apartment house — Flat rates- 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, without operating 

telephones No additional charge. 

First trunk line, both-way only $84. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 50. 00 

Stations, each 8. 00 

Ringing circuit — $7.50 per annum per one-quarter mile or fraction thereof 
of circuit required, plus $10 (subscnbers bear costs incidental to the installa- 
tion of local ringing power). 
Commercial, department store, family and transcient hotel and apartment 
house — Message rates^ 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, without operating tele- 
phones, no additional charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 
Stations, each, $3. 
Local messages — Guarantee — 

5,000 per annum, $150; additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 
10,000 per annum, $300; additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 
15,000 per annum, $400; additional local messages, each, 2J cents. 
20,000 per annum, $500; additional local messages, each, 2| cents. 
Ringing circuit — $7.50 per ann um per one-quarter mile or fraction thereof of 
circuit required, plus $10 (subscribers bear costs incidental to the installa- 
tion of local ringing power). 



68 



TELEPHONES. 



BKIDGEPOBT, COIVIV Continued. 

Private branch exchange service — Continued. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — 
Business and residence— I'lat rates (subscribers bear the expense of installation 
and the cost of maintaining the wiring) — 

First trunk Ime, both-way only $84. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 50.00 

Stations, eacli 8. 00 

Excess exchange line mileage. (Mileage charges are computed on air-line distances. 
In outlying sections having a community of interests, an average mileage charge 
is usually applied on party-line service, but individual line mileage is computed 
separately for each subscriber. These average mileage charges are computed on 
air-line distances between the centers of such communities and the boundary of 
the base-rate area) : 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof So. 00 

Party line, per station, per quarter -mile or fraction thereof 1. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, S7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $4. 
Joint-user service: 

Flat rates, one-half the annual rate for the class of service employed. 
Message rates, S8. 
Moving charges: 
Individual and party lines — 

Moving a station to a different location on the same premises $1. 00 

Moving a main station to premises which are already wired 2. 00 

Moving a main station to premises vi'hich are not wued 3. 00 

Private branch exchanges — Moving a part or all of a private branch-exchange sys- 
tem, actual cost. 
No charge is made under contracts for individual and party lines if the existing 
service has been used continuously at thesame location for the full preceding year, 
or if the subscriber has paid the .standard charges for all changes of location or 
equipment made during such preceding year, or if at the time of moving a contract 
is taken for a higher grade of service at an increased rate. 

BROCKTOI^, IHASS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 26, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Brockton and Avon, and par is of East Bridgewater, 
West Bridgewater, Easton, Abington, Stoughton, and Holbrook.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat ratci. 





Individ- 
ual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Rural 
line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 




$51. 00 
30.00 


$42.00 
24.00 




$27.00 


$30.00 
25.00 


$0.00 


Hesidence 


$21.00 


0.00 









Message rates (business only). 

Local messages per annum 82.5 

Individual line $33. 00 

Additional local messages: 

Up to a total of 0,000, each SO. 03 

Next 0,000, each 0. 02J 

All others, each 0. 021 

Extension station 0. 00 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial, residence, hotel, and apartment house — Message rates. (Contracts 
are not accepted for periods of less than 3 years. No. 2 business systems are 
limited to a total of 19 lines) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, an operator's telephone or receiving 
station, with switching devices and 2,500 local messages per annum. . $75. CO 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 21.00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages — 
First 3,500, each (in hotels and apartment houses, all additional local 

messages are charged for at 3 cents each) 0.03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02J 

All others, each 0. 02,| 

Kinging circuit (applies only within a radius of 1 mUe, air-line distance, 
from a central office, for installations of 19 stations or less. No addi- 
tional charge is made if subscTibers, within 1 mile from the central 
office, contract for 20 stations or more; beyond this distance a mileage 

charge is made f $5 per quarter-mile or fraction thereof) 18.00 

Hotel — Message rates — Season service (contracts are not accepted for periods of 
less than .5 years nor for less than 50 stations, and allow service for a period of 
5 months in each year) — 
Switcliboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone for each position No charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only No charge. 

Stations — 

First 50, each $5. 00 

Over 50, each 4. 00 

Local messages, each 0.03 

Department stoie— Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less 
than 5 years nor for less than 5'J stations) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringmg circuit, and an operator's 

telephone No charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $24.00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages — 

First 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0.02 J 

All others, each 0. 02| 

No. 2 Private branch exchanges— Residence — Flat rate (contracts are not accepted 
for a period of less than 3 years. Interior cable in excess of 500 feet and all out- 
side cable between a subscriber's buildings on the same premises is furnished 
at the subscriber's expense. The rate quoted for receiving stations includes 
switching devices for all stations): 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $30. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 27. 00 

Receiving station, with switchmg devices 24. 00 

Stations, with or without switching device, eacii 6. 00 



BROCHTOIV, MASS.— Continued. 

Shortrterra service: 
Emergency service (regular installation and removal charges apply as specified 
below under 3 months' service)— 
Flat-rate individual lino or residence No. 2 private branch-exchange trunk 
line- 
First day $3. 00 

Each additional day 0. 75 

Message-rate trmik line and private branch-exchange station (either or both)— 

First 3 days $5. 00 

Each additional week (charge not to exceed annual rate) 1. 00 

Three-month periods: 
Flat rates — Business — 

Individual line 21. 00 

Party line, per station 18. 00 

Flat rates— Residence — 

Individual Ime or No. 2 private branch-exchange trunk line 18. 00 

Party line, per station 15. 00 

Message rates— Private branch-exchange trunk line (no installation charge), $21. 
Service continuing beyond the initial 3 months' period is charged for at a 
rate for each whole" month equal to one-ninth the difference between the 
short-term rate and the annual rate for similar service, with a charge pro- 
rata for fractional parts of a month. 
The following charges are made in addition to the rates quoted above for 
installation and removal of equipment furnished for short periods: 
If instrument is on premises and msid ' wiring and drop wiring are 

in place $2. 00 

If both inside wiring and drop wiring are in place, but it is necessary 

to furnish an instrument 3.00 

If either inside wiring or drop wiring is in place — but not both— and 

instrument must bo installed 4. 00 

If it is necessary to install inside wiring, drop wiring, and instru- 
ment 5. 00 

Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage is charged on the air-line distances, beyond 
2 miles from the central ollico for individual, 2-party, and 6-party line service, 
and on route measurements, beyond 6 miles from "the central office for rural 
lines): 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter- 
mile or fraction thereof $2. 50 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1. 00 

Six-party lino, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 0. 50 

Rural line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 0. 50 

Extension and tie-line mileage: Charges are computed on route measurements. 
Extension lines: 

First half-mile or fraction thereof $10. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5. 00 

Tie lines, between switchboards in the same exchange: 
Svritchboards contracted for by the same subscriber in separate buildings — 
First mile or fraction thereof, $35. 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $8.75. When the svritoh- 
boards are in the same building and only inside wiring is required, the mini- 
mum charge per line is $10. 
Switchboards contracted for by different subscribers in separate buildings (not 
more than 3 private brancli exchange switchboards of different subscribers 
will be connected together by means of tie lines) — 

First mile or fraction thereof $60. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 15. 00 

Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence 3. 00 

Names of tenants in hotels and apartment houses 5. 00 

Joint-user service: 
Flat rate.s — Individual line or private branch exchange, one-half of annual rate, 

not to exceed $50. 
Message rates — Individual line or private branch exchange, $5. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party-line stations or No. 1 private branch exchange stations- 
Inside move — 

25 feet or less of inside wiring necessary $1. 00 

Over 25 feet of inside wiring necessary 2. 00 

Outside move- 
Drop and inside wiring necessary and instrument to be placed 5. 00 

Drop or inside wiring (1 only ) necessary and instrument to be placed. 4. 00 

No wiring necessary, but instrument to be placed 3. 00 

No wiring necessary and instrument in place 2. 00 

When a main-station, extension-station, and other station equipment are moved 
at the same time, the work practically constituting one job, full charge is made 
for moving the main station, and one-half the scheduled charges for moving the 
other apparatus. 

Moves of switchboards, entire No. 1 private branch exchange systems or No. 2 
private branch-exchange stations are made at actual cost. 

-A.t any time after the expiration of the initial contract period the subscriber 
may extend his contract for another contract period in lieu of payment of the 
above charges. 

BROOK PARK, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $18. 00 

Residence station, individual line 12. 00 

Rural stations 12. 00 

Rural-cormecting telephone companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents 
each for all stations m excess of 10 to a circuit. 

BUFFALO, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE FEDERAL TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT MAY 1, 1913. 

[Exchange area includes Buffalo, Lackawanna, West Seneca, Checktowaga, Wil- 
liamsville, Kenmore, Sloan, Gardenville, Roland, and Blasdell.) 

Individual and party-line service: 

Busmess— 

Individual lino (limited 1,600 messages), 3 cents additional $48.00 

Individual Ime, unlimited 72. 00 

2-party line, unlimited 60. 00 

4-party line, unlimited 36. 00 

Extension 12. 00 

Residence — 

Individual line, unlimited 36. 00 

4-party line, unlimited 24.00 

Extension 6. 00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



69 



BUFFAI.O, N. Y.— Continued. 

Private branch exchange: 

Switchboards, each $20. 00 

Trunks, 2-way , each 72. 00 

Trunl S; l-\vay , each 36. 00 

Extensions on same premises, first 20, each 12. 00 

Extensions, each additional 6. 00 

Intercommunicating system: 

Tnmks, 2-way, each 72. 00 

Trunks, 1-way, each 36. 00 

Stations, each 15. 00 

Business listings — 

Nonsubscribers, each ^ 6. 00 

Subscribers, each ; 1. 00 

Residence listings 1. 00 

No listings accepted occupying more than 1 line. 
Miscellaneous service: 

Jackpotnts 5. 00 

Loud-ringing gongs 5. 00 

Extension bell 3. 00 

Extension private line equipment 4. £0 

Key cutout l.£0 

Unequipped wires (within a radius of 1 mile), per pair 50. 00 

Special exchange service, per line 80. 00 

Private line independent of central olTice, if run aerial, are figured on the basis 

of $40 per mile and $12 per instrument. If run through company cables for 

a distance not exceeding 1 mile, $25 per circuit and $12 per station. If the 

distance between the two points is greater than 1 mile, special rates are made. 

Moving charges: 

A charge of $3 will be made for moving stations installed under the Metropolitan 

contract. 
A charge at cost will be made for moving stations installed under contracts 
other than the Metropolitan contract. 

BUFFAI.O, N. V. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Buffalo, Kenmore, and Sloan.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 




$84.00 $60.00 
48.00 36.00 




$63.00 
36.00 


$12.00 


Residence 


$30.00 


6.00 











Message rates. 



Local messages 
per annum. 


Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
fine. 


4-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business: 

1,000 




$42.00 




4 

5 

4 
4 




$6.00 


1 200 


1 $60. 00 




$30.00 


6.00 


Residence: 
600 




$24.00 


6.00 


800 . 


36.00 




30.00 


6.00 











1 Additional messages, 4 cents each if contracted for in advance in lots of 200. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for less 
than 2 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power, and an operator's telephone . $18. 00 
Switchboard, cord, with battery power, and an operators' telephoiLe for each 
position- 
First position $36. 00 

Additional positions, each 24. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only 84.00 

Stations, each — 

First 20 12.00 

Over 20 6.00 

Ringing circuit (no additional charge if subscriber contracts for either 3 trunk 

lines or 20 stations) $18. 00 

Commercial and department store — Message rates — 



Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, an 
operator's telephone for each postion, 2 both-way 
trunk lines, 3 stations, and the number of local 
messages indicated 

Local messages per annum 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 

Additional stations, main or extension — 

First 17, each 

In excess of total of 20 stations, each 

Additional local messages, each 

Ringing circuit 



Schedule I. Schedule II. 



$202. 00 
3,500 

1 $.36. 00 

$12.00 
$6.00 
$0. 03 

2 $24. 00 



$222.00 

5,000 

1 $36. 00 

$12.00 

$6.00 

$0.03 

No additional 

charge. 



1 A tnmk line is furnished without additional charge with each 5,000 additional 
local messages covered by contract. 

2 No additional charge if subscriber contracts for either 3,600 local messages or 
20 stations. 



BDFFAliO, IV. Y — Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each position, 

■5.3d. 
stations, main or extension, each $6. No station charge for stations, including 
booth equipment, placed in public corridors for the use of the general public. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 
Local messages, public telephone rate. 

Ringing circuit, $24. No additoinal charge if the subscriber contracts for 20 
stations. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges. (An installation charge is made to cover the cost 
of construction of circuits between stations, including labor and material): 
Business— Flat rates — 

Trtmk lines, both-way only, each $74.00 

Stations with switchuig devices, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations without switcliing device, eacli 6. o5 

Business — Message rates — 

First trunk line, both-way only, and 1,200 local messages $54. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 30. 00 

Stations with switching device, each^ 

Equipped for 10 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations without switchin:^ device, each 6.00 

No. 1 residence system (an installation charge is made, to cover the cost of con- 
struction of circuits between stations, including labor and material): 
Flat rates- 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each $42. 00 

Stations with switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. OO 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations without switching device, each 6. 00 

Message rates- 
First tnmk line, both-way only, including 800 local messages 30. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, including no messages, each 30. 00 

Stations without switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations without switching device, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 04 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 
Flat rates. — The table given below shows, as.sociated with the corresponding 
aimual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating aimual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 
flat 

rates. 




1 
month. 


2 

months. 


3 
months. 


4 

months. 


5 
months. 


6 
months. 


$12. 00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 


Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 


$12. 00 
11.00 
12.25 
11.00 
12.50 
11.00 
13. 55 
n.55 
14.60 
12.10 
15.65 
12.65 
16.70 
13.20 
17.75 
13.75 
18. 80 
14.30 
19.85 
14.85 


$12.00 
10.00 
12.50 
10.00 
1.3.00 
10.00 
14.50 
10.50 
16.00 
11.00 
17.50 
11.50 
19.00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13.00 
23.50 
13. 50 


$12. 00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15.45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10. 35 
21.30 
10.80 
23.25 
11.25 
25.20 
n.70 
27.15 
12.15 


$12. 00 

8.00 
13.00 

8.00 
14.00 

8.00 
16.40 

8.40 
18.80 

8.80 
21.20 

9.20 
23.60 

9.60 
26.00 
10.00 
28.40 
10.40 
30.80 
10.80 


$12.00 

7.00 
13.25 

7.00 
14.50 

7.00 
17.35 

7.35 
20.20 

7.70 
23.05 

8.05 
25.90 

8.40 
28.75 

8.75 
31.60 

9.10 
34.45 

9.45 


$12.00 

6.00 
13.50 

6.00 
1.5.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.60 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 


Aimual 
flat 
rates. 




7 
months. 


8 
months. 


9 

months. 


10 

months. 


11 
months. 


12 
months. 


$12. 00 
15.00 
IS. 00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 


Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminal ion charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 


$12. 00 

5.00 
13. 75 

5.00 
15.50 

5.00 
19.25 

5.25 
23.00 

5.50 
26. 75 

5. 75 
30.50 

6.00 
34.25 

6.25 
.38.00 

6.50 
41. 75 

6.75 


$12.00 

4.00 
14.00 

4.00 
16.00 

4.00 
20.20 

4.20 
24.40 

4.40 
28.60 

4.60 
32.80 

4.80 
37.00 

5.00 
41.20 

5.20 
45.40 

5.40 


$12.00 

3.00 
14.25 

3.00 
16. 50 

3.60 
21.15 

3. 15 
25. SO 

3. .30 
30. 45 

3..t5 
35.10 

3.60 
39.75 

3.75 
44.40 

3.90 
49.05 

4.05 


$12.00 

2.00 
14.50 

2.00 
17.00 

2.00 
22.10 

2.10 
27.20 

2.20 
32.30 

2.30 
37. 40 

2.40 
42.50 

2. .50 
47.60 

2.60 
52.70 

2.70 


$12.00 

1.00 
14.75 

1.00 
17. .50 

1.00 
2!. 05 

1.05 
28.60 

1.10 
34.15 

1.15 
39.70 

1.20 
4.5. 25 

1.25 
50.80 

1.30 
56.35 

1.35 


$12.00 

"ii'oo 

"'is.' 66 

'24.06 

'"36." 66 

"36.' 66 

"42.' 66 

" "48.66 

'"54.06 
" '66.66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeed- 
ing months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate 
increases for each additional month. To determine the chirge in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher aimual rate. 



70 



TELEPHONES. 



BUFFAKiO, r¥. Y.— Continued. 

Short term service— Individual and party lines — Ck)ntinued. 

Message rales.— When tlio number of messages under a message-rate contract 
is less ttian tiie minimum specified in ttie schedule, the charge is such pro- 
portion of the m.iDimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears 
to the number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge 
being not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to 
the mintmiun rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
begitming of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or imusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and exiuipmcnt is that specified for the period 
of use under the annual flat rate for the same or ne.xt higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract 
equals or exceeds the minimimi specified in the schedule, the charge is the 
schedide rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in 
one year. 
Extension stations.— The charge is the proportionate part of the aimual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the aimual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fburths of the 
established amiual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located 
in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the aimual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remahiing portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunlc-ltne rate, imder "Flat rates." Upon dis- 
connection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to 
be the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or eiknsion.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the 
annual rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being 
three-fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of 
several stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest 
in service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum aimual 
rate as the number of mes.sages used bears to the number of messages guar- 
anteed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such pro- 
portion of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears 
to tlie whole year. When the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, 
the mintmiun specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for 
the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on route measurement beyond 
the base rate area) : 
Individual lino, or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $6. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 50 

Four-party line , per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileagefchargesarecomputedonroute measurement), 

per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 7. 50 

Extra directory listings, business or residence, each 3. 00 

Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch ex- 
change station- 
Inside move No charge. 

Outside move, during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Main station moved independently S3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

E xtension station moved independently of main station 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjimction with and to same address as 
main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards — 
Inside move during first year or within one year from last free move: 

Same. Another 
room. room. 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord board, 40 Imes or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

Outside move during %st year or within one year from last free move — 

Cordless, 10 lines or less SIO. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord board , over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

No. 2 private branch exchanges and No. 1 residence systems: First or subsequent 
years, estimated cost. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CITIZENS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT APR. 28,1914. 

[Exchange area includes Cadillac and rural territory adjacent.] 

Individual and party-line service flat rates: 





Individual 
line. 


4-party 
Ime. 




$24. 00 
18.00 


$21 00 


Residence 


15 00 







CAMBRIDO£, MASS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHON & TELEGRAPH CO. 

[Cambridge is included within the Boston, Mass., Metropolitan District, the rates 
for which are described in the statement under Boston, Mass.] 

CAMBSIDGE, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $18. 00 

Residence station, individual line 12. 00 

Rural station 12. 00 

Business station, summer season 15. 00 

Residence station, summer season 10. 00 

Connecting telephone companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for 
all stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

CAMMEIV, IV. J. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE DELAWARE & ATLANTIC 
TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Camden and Woodlyime, N. J.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Both- way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 




$60.00 
36.00 


$48. 00 
30.00 


$39.00 
24.00 


$42.00 


$6.00 




6.00 









Message rates {business only). 


Local 

messages 

per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 
local 

messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


600 

800 

1,000 

1,200 


$36. 00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 


4 
4 
4 
4 


$6.00 









Rural party line $15. 00 

Rural party-line rates increase for distance beyond 6 mUes or loss than 8 on line. 



Additional local messages, $3 per 100 if contracted for in advance. 

Rural line service: 

Busmess $39. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service: 
Business or residence — Flat rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $30. 00 

First both-way truni line, business 60.00 

Additional both-way trunk lines, business, each 42. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, residence, each 36.00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6.00 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or rtaging power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for ring- 
ing power in connection witli switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Businjss or residence — Message rates— 
Switclilioard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $24. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 24. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each •. . 6. 00 

Local messages, guarantee 1 ,2(X), each 0. 03 

Additional local messages, each 0.04 

If contracted for in advance, in lots of 100, each 0. 03 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for ring- 
ing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Hotel. — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for less than 20 stations, exclud- 
mg operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit and an operator's 

telephone for each position, $24. 
Tnink lines, both-way only, no additional charge. For flat-rate trunk lines, 

see the following paragraphs. 
Stations, main or extension, each, $6. No additional charge is made for the 
stations and booth equipment, installed in public corridors for the use of the 
general public. 
Local messages. — The subscriber, as the company's agent, charges patrons the 
regularly established public-telephone rates for all local and toll messages 
and receives a commission on all charges for local and toll messages orig- 
inating at the private branch exchange system. 
Hotel. — Message rates — With flat-rate trunk lines — 
Flat-rate trunk lines may be connected with hotel message-rate private branch- 
exchanges for use in connection with flat-rate business stations, which may be 
provided only for the use of officials and employees of the hotel. Under such 
an arrangement the flat-rate trunk lines terminate on special cords, the plugs 
of which do not fit the message-rate station jacks. Stations which are to have 
flat-rate service are equipped with two jacks to permit connections with either 
the flat-rate or message-rate trunk linos, and with any other private branch- 
exchange station. Flat-rate trunk liues are not listed in diractory. 
Flat-rate trunk lines are charf;ed for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for business flat-rate private branch-exchange service. The charges 
for the switchboard and for those stations which are equipped for con'jection 
with the flat-rate trunk lines are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply under the business flat-rate and hotel message 
rate schedule. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



71 



CAMDEIV, IV. J — Continued. 
Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines— 
Flat ro^e<i.— The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate oxchan','e service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given i'Clow, to'.'ether with the charges for terminattag annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 
flat 
rates. 



J12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate . . . 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 



1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


month. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


812.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


12.25 


12. aO 


12.75 


13.00 


13.25 


u.oo 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


12.50 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


13. 55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


12.10 


U.OO 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


15.65 


17.50 


19.35 


21.20 


23.05 


12.66 


11.50 


10.35 


9.20 


8.05 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25.90 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


17.75 


20.50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28.40 


31.60 


14.30 


13.00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


19.85 


23.50 


27.15 


30.80 


34. 45 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 



months. 



$12.00 

6.00 
13.50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 



7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 


34. 25 


37. 00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 



12 
months. 



$12.00 

"is." 66 
'"is." 66 

' '24.' 66 

"36.' 66 

' '36.'66 

"42.' 66 

"48.66 

"54.' 66 

66.66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate in- 
creases for each additional month. To determine the charge in conjiect ion with any 
annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual rate 
the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages under a message-rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge l>eing 
not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the mini- 
mum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate Contracts by 
flat-raf e contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
beginning of the contract vear, where both flat and message rates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge lor local service and equipment is that specified for the period 
of use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract 
equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the 
schedule rate tor the messages used, as though such messages were used in 
one year. 
Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-halt the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of the 
estaljlished annual rate. U pon disconnection of one of several stations located in 
the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one discormected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards.— Th@ charge is the proportionate part of the aimual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remainmg portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate, imder " Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge bemg three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in 
service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages iLsed is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guaran- 
teed imder such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such proportion 
of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to the 
whole year. vS'hen the numlier of messages used equals or exceeds the mini- 
mum specified in the schedule, the char.'ie is the contract rate for the messages 
used, as though such messages were used in one year. 



CAMDEIV, IV. J.— Conthiued. 

Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond the 
base-rate area): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Two-party line, per subscriber, per quarter- mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Four-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measure- 
ment), per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5.00 

Extra directory listings, business or residence, each 3.00 

Joint-user service, business flat rate, individual or party line, one-half regular rate. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch-ex- 
change station, during the first year or within one year from the last free 
move — 

Inside move $1. 00 

Outside move — 

Main station moved independently 3. 00 

Main station moved in coujuiiction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards under annual contracts, during the first 
year or within one year from the last free move — 

Same Another 

Inside move: room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $5.00 $8.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10.00 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move: 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $10. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Trunk line, tie Ime, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal). $2. 00 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years At cost. 

CANTOIV, OHIO. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE STARK COUNTY 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT JUNE 30, 1911. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Business 


$36.00 
24.00 


$30.00 
18.00 




Residence 


$15.00 







1.00 
2.00 



2.50 



Rural lines: 

Business, up to 10 parties on line $24. 00 

Residence, up to 10 parties on line 18. 00 

Extension station 8. 00 

Extra name service in directory 10. 00 

Extra listing in directory .' 3. 00 

Private branch exchanges: 

Trunk (first) 36. 00 

Trunk (each additional) 30. 00 

Station 12.00 

Moving charges: 

For moving station within the same premises 

For changing station at request of tlie subscriber 

For change of location not within the same premises, if made witliin a 
year after installation 

CAItR01.L.T01V, IL,Ii. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANOE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
CO., IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1914. 

Business $24.00 

Business with extension on same lino in same building 36. 00 

Residence 12.00 

Residence with extension on same line in same building 18. 00 

CHARI^ESTOIV, S. C. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHERN BELL TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Note.— Whcrethe same charge is shown for service with different numbers of 
subscribers on a circuit, under business or residence flat rates or message rates, 
the lower grades of .service are ordinarily employed only beyond the base-rate 
area, with mileage charges. 

Flat rates. 





Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
line. 


'-R^'.' 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension station. 


Business 


$60.00 
36.00 


$48. 00 
24.00 


$48. 00 
24. CO 


$30.00 


r 


$18.00 


Residence 


Wall set, 12.00 






Desk set, 18. 00 


Message rates {on monthly guarantee basis). 



Business 

Limit of 
charge per 
month... 
Residence... 
Limit of 
charge per 
month. 



Local 
messages 

per 
annum. 



1,200 



Individ- 
ual line. 



$36. 00 
6.00 



2-party 
line. 



$36. 00 
5.00 



4-party 
line. 



$36.00 



.5.00 
18.00 



3.00 



Addi- 
tional 
local 

messages 
(cents). 



Extension itation. 



$18.00 



Wall set, 12.00 
Desk set, 18.00 



72 



TELEPHONES. 



CHAKI.ESTOI\, S. C— Continued. 

Individual and party-line short-term service: 

Emergency service.— The charge is the regular monthly rate lor the period of 

service, plus the estimated expense of installation and disconnection. 
Season service. — For not less than 4 months the charge is the regular rate for 
the period of service, plus 50 per cent. 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (contracts are for periods of 5 years).— 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each 
station originally connected, minimum charge S24. When a considerable 
number of stations are subsequently cormected or disconnected, the 
switchboard charge is modified accordingly. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each S90. 00 

Trunk lines, incomin;^, each 45. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12. 00 

Battery power.— This charge is computed as follows: A- circuit charge of S3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 
36 cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. 
The maximum charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' 
telephones. The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying 
the number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the 
central office by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
including operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 
Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of S3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum, and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
Commercial and department store— Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each 
station originally cormected, minimum charge, $24. When a considerable 
number of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch- 
board charge is modified accordingly. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $48.00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, \vithout addi- 
tional charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for truiik lines. No mes- 
sage allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery 
power, or ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 
Battery power.— This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $G per annum for each circuit, and a power charge of 36 
cents per aimum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' tele- 
phones. The numtjer of circuits required is determined by multiplying 
the number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the 
central office by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
including operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 
Ringing circuit.— This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per armum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum, and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, 30 per cent of 

the cost, installed . 
Trunk lines, both-way or incoming, each, $36. The average number of 
orieinating local messages per month for each trunk line in service must be 
200 or more before an additional trunk line will be furnished. 
Stations, main or extension, each^ 

When company installs and maintains inside wiring $6. 00 

When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring 4. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, 
or ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 
Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: Acircuit charge of$3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal cliarge of $6 per annum for each circuit, and a power charge of 12 
cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is 50 cents per station, including operators' telephones. 
The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number 
of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office 
by tlie number of stations connected with the switchboard, including 
operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 120,000. 
Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
I)er annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum, and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Busmess and residence — Flat rates (contracts are for periods of either 1 or 3 
years. Under 1-year contracts subscribers pay the actual cost of cabling, 
inchiding the cost of labor and material. Under 3-year contracts subscribers 
pay the actual cost of cabling in excess of 50 feet for any stat ion , Including the 
cost of labor and material. The maximum equipment furnished is that for 
10 lines). 



• 


One-year 
contract. 


Three-year 
contract. 


Trunk lines, both-way, each: 

Business 


$90.00 
54.00 

45.00 
27.00 
18.00 
12.00 
15.00 


$90 00 




54 00 


Trunk lines, incoming, each: 

Business ... 


45 00 




27 00 


Receiving station, with switching device 

Stations, main or extension, with switching device, each. . 
Battery power and ringing circuit . . 


24.00 
15.00 
15 00 







Excess exchange-lino mileage: Charges are computed on air-line measurements 
beyond the city limits at $5 per quarter-mile or fraction thereof and are quoted on 
a "per line" basis. On unfilled party linos the total charge for "mileage bears the 
same relation to the abo\'e rale as the number- of subscribers connected bears to 
the number that may be connected on that t\-pe of line. Under message-rate 
contracts 1 local message per month is allowed, vi^ithout additional charge, for 
each 3 cents per month of the mileage charge. 
Extension and tie-line mileage- 
Extension lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Tie lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 10. 00 

Under message-rale contracts one local message per month is allowed, without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the mileage charge. 



CBlARliESTOIV, S. C— Continued. 

Extra directory Usttngs, each, per annum, $3. Under message-rate contracts one 
local message per month is allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 cents 
per month of the charge for listings. 

Joint-user service: 



Flat rates: 

Individual line 

Two-party line 

Four-party line 

Message rates: 

Individual line 

Limit of charge per month 
Two-party line 

Limit of charge per month 
Four-party line 

Limit of charge per month 



Business. 



$24.00 
18.00 
18.00 

12.00 
2.00 

12.00 
2.00 

12.00 
2.00 



Residence. 



$12.00 
6.00 
6.00 



6.00 
1.00 



Under message-rate contracts one local message per month is allowed, without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per month charged for joint-user service. 
Moving charges: 

Move to another location in the same office or room, each station $1. 00 

Move to another location in the same building , each station 2. 00 

Move to another building, together with extensions and supplemental 

equipment, if any, each main station 3. OO 

Changing service from individual to party line, each main station 2.50 

Changing party-line subscriber to another party line, at subscrilser's 

request 2. 60 

Changing equipment at subscriber's request, when the change is not 

required for the efficiency of the service 1.50 

Any move of a private branch-exchange switchboard together with all asso- 
ciated stations and apparatus to another location on the same or different 
premises, estimated cost of labor and material. 

CHATTAIVOOGA, TEI^N. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CUMBERLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

[The base-rate area of the Chattanooga exchange coincides with the municipal area. 
The territory adjacent to the northern and southern boundaries of the municipal 
area, and within which there is a continuous development, is divided into a series 
of zones. These zones are designated by numbers, the lower numbers indicating 
the nearby or inner zones. Although somewhat irregular in shape, the zones are 
approximately one-half mile in width. They do not completely encircle the base- 
rate area, owing to the natural barriers formed by Mission Ridge and the Tennessee 
River on the easterly and westerly sides of the city. The northerly sections of 
certain of the nearby zones, however, extend somewhat to the west of the Tennes- 
see River. The portions of the zone areas lying on the west side of the river are 
designated by adding the suffix "a" to the zone numbers. The southerly section 
of Zone 6 extends over the state boundary and that portion of the zone area within 
the state of Georgia is also designated by adding the suffix "a" to the zone number. 
Mileage charges to all points within agiven zoneare averaged so that thesame rates 
are available to all subscribers within that zone. These rates are indicated below 
as zone rates.] 

Individual and party-line service — Flat rates — 



Base-rate area (Zone 1) 

Zone la 

Zone 2 and Zone 2a 

Zone 3 and Zone 3a 

Zone 4 and Zone 4a 

Zone 5 

Zone 6 

Zone 6a 

Zone 7 



Individual lines only. 



Business. Residence. 



$48.00 
51.00 
55.92 
60.00 
67.92 
69.96 
72.00 
79.92 
96.00 



$24.00 
27.00 
30.00 
33.00 
36.00 
39.00 
42.00 
48.00 
48.00 



Extension 
station. 



$12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 



Short-term service: 

Short-term service and season service is furnished at 37 per cent of the annual 
rate for the class of service desired for the first 3 months or fraction thereof, 
plus 7 per cent of the annual rate for the class of service desired, for each month 
m excess of the first 3 months. 
For very short periods, as during illness, and in other cases where this rate 
would be excessive, approval is given to accept cancellations upon payment 
of regular charges for tne period of service, minimum 1 month, plus a percent^ 
age of the installation and disconnection costs, determined by the ratio of the 
unexpired portion of the contract period to the fuU contract period, plus an 
estimated depreciation on equipment and material. 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (contracts are for periods of 3 years. Contracts 
are not taken for less than 2 trunk lines) — 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 
operator's telephone for each position — " 

Equipped for ^0 linos or less $60. 00 

Equipped for 21 lines or more 120.00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 72.00 

Stations, each 12.00 

Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, 30 per cent of 

the cost, installed. 
Trunk lines, both-way or incoming, each, $36. The average number of origi- 
nating local messages per month for each trunk line in service must be 200 
or more before an additional trunk line will bo furnished. 
Stations, main or extension, each— 

When company installs and maintains inside wiring $6.00 

When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring 4. 00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



7a 



CHATTANOOGA, TEN!>J.— Continued. 

Private branch exchange service — Continued. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — Continued. 
Local messages.— One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, 
or ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 
Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A ciicuit charge of S3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measm'ement; a ter- 
minal chai'ge of $6 per annum for each circuit, and a power charge of 12 cents 
per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The maxi- 
mum charge is 50 cents per station, including operators' telephones. The 
number of circuits reqTiired is determined by multiplying the number of 
leet. route measurement, between the switchboard and the central olBce 
by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including oper- 
ators' telepliones, and dividing the product by 120,000. 
Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $0 per annum, and a power charge of $6 per armum. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — 
Busmess and residence — Flat rates (contracts are for periods of either 1 or 3 years. 
Under 1-year contracts subscribers pay the actual cost of cabling, including 
the cost of labor and material. Under 3-year contracts subscribers pay the 
actual cost of cabling in excess of 50 feet for any station, including the cost of 
labor and material. 'The maximum equipment furnished is that for 10 lines). 



Trunk lines, both- way, each. 



Receiving station, with switching 

device. 
Stations, with switching device, 

each. 
Battery power and ringing circuit 



One-year contract. 



IJ individual line, 
business or residence 
rate. 

$18.00 

$12.00 

$15.00 



Three-year contract. 



IJ individual line, 
'business or residence 
rate. 
$24.00. 

$15.00. 

$15.00. 



Excess exchange line mileage: 

Individual line, per mile or fraction thereof, route measurement $6. 00 

Rural line, per station, per mile or fraction thereof, route measurement . . 3. 00 
Extension line mileage, per ;,quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measure- 
ment 7.50 

Extra directory listings, business or residence 3.00 

Joint-user service, business or residence 12.00 

Moving charges: 
Individual line — 

Moving within the same room $1.00 

Moving within the same building 2.00 

Moving to another building 3. 00 

Private branch exchanges, actual cost. 

CHICACO. Ilil.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CHICAGO TELEPHONE CO. 
IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

In the city of Chicago two schedules of exchange rates are in force, namely: Sched- 
ule I, known as "Metropolitan rates," and Schedule II, known as "Neighborhood 
rates." 

Metropolitan rates are available, without mileage charges, to all subscribers 
within the city limits and, to subscribers at metropolitan rates, the local service 
area coincides with the municipal area. Metropolitan rates are the only rates 
available in the "down-town" or central section of the city. Patrons outside of 
the city limits may subscribe for metropolitan service by payment of foreign ex- 
change line mileage charges in addition to the charges shown under the schedule of 
metropolitan rates. 

In addition to the metropolitan rates, neighborhood rates are available, without 
mileage charges, to all subscribers in 13 Chicago central office districts (including 4 
potential central office districts). These central office districts are each known as a 
neighborhood area and, taken together, comprise about one-half of the municipal 
area. Neighborhood areas are localities outside of the center of the city where there 
is a community of development. The portion of such a community outside the 
city is served from the Chicago central office which serves the neighborhood area 
within the city limits; the area outside of the city being treated as a potential sub- 
urban exchange. Neighborhood rates are available in potential suburban exchanges 
and stations of neighborhood subscribers in such exchanges carry a distinctive cen- 
tral office designation. 

It will be noted that only metropolitan rates are quoted in the central section 
of the city; both metropolitan rates and neighborhood rates are quoted in the out- 
lying sections of the city (about one-half the municipal area); and, except by pay- 
ment of foreign exchange line mileage charges, only neighborhood rates are quoted 
in suburban localities served from Chicago central offices and adjacent to the Chicago 
central office districts in which both metropolitan and neighborhood rates apply. 

SCHEDULE I— METEOPOUTAN BATES. 

Schedule I is available to all subscribers in the city of Chicago, and the local service 
area coincides with the municipal area. 

Flat rates. 
Residence only: 

Individual line $72. 00 

2-party line 56. 00 

Extension station 6. 00 



CHICAGO, I1.L, — Continued. 

SCHEDULE I— METROPOLITAN BATES — Continued. 

message ratei. 



Local messages per 
aimum. 


Individ- 
ual line. 


Additional local messages. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line.i 


Exten- 
sion sta- 
tion. 


Business: 

960 


$48.00 

60.00 

2 125. 04 
3 198. 00 

40.00 
3 194.00 


First 240, 5 cents; next 1,200, 
3 cents; next 1,200, 2J cents; 
all others, 2 cents. 

First 1,200, 3 cents; next 1,200, 
24 cents; all others, 2 cents. 


$24.00 


SU. 00 


1,200 




6,000 






7,200 . 


2 cents . 






Residence: 

800 


First 400, 4 cents: next 1,200 
3 cents; next 1,200, 2i cents; 
all others, 2 cents. 

2 cents 




6.00 


7 200 















' Without message allowance. 

' Guarantee of 500 messages per month; no refund for unused messages. 
8 Including an auxiliary line and station. Each 6,000 local messages, in excess of 
7,200, with an additional auxihary line and station, $120. 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 







Computed 


Local 


Exten- 




Guarantee.' 


annual 
charge. 


messages 


sion 






(cents) ■« 


station. 


Business: 










1-party 


4 local messages per dav. . . 


$73.00 


5 


$6.00 


2-party 


2 J local messages per day.. 


45.65 


5 


6.00 


Residence: 










1-party 


4 local messages per dav. - - 


73.00 


5 


6.00 


2-party 


2 local messages per day... 


36. .50 


5 


6.00 


4-party 


1 local message per day 


18.25 


5 


6.00 



' In the adjustment of guarantees, collections are averaged for a period of 60 days 
before and after any given collection. 

2 Local messages in excess of the guarantee, 4 cents each, except in connection 
with those stations where postpayment coin boxes have not been replaced by prepay- 
ment coin boxes, when the rate for local messages inexcess of the guarantee is 5 cents. 

SCHEDULE U — NEIGHBORHOOD BATES. 

Schedule II is available in 13 neighborhood areas in the city of Chicago and is also 
available in certain potential suburban exchanges adjacent to these neighborhood 
areas, as follows: 



Central office districts in the city of Chi- 
cago where neighborhood rates are avail- 
able. 



Neighborhood Area 1. — Beverly 

Neighborhood Area 2. — Rogers Park 

Neighborhood Area 3. — Norwood Park... 

Neighborhood Area 4. — Irving 

Neighborhood Area 5. — Austin 

Neighborhood Area 6. — Mont Clare (served 

from Austin). 

Neighborhood Area 7. — West Pullman 

Neighborhood Area 8. — Riverdale 

Neighborhood AreaO. — Hegewisch (served 

from South Chicago). 
Neighborhood Area 10.— South Chicago. . . 

Neighborhood Area 11. — Burnside 

•Neighborhood Area 12. — Chicago Lawn 

(served from Wentworth). 
Neighborhood Area 13.— Stewart (served 

from the Stewart Metropolitan central 

office). 



Poten tial suburban exchanges in which 
neighborhood rates are available and 
which are adjacent to Chicago neigh- 
borhood areas. 



Mount Greenwood (served from Bev- 
erly). 
Birchwood (served from Rogers Park). 
Nilcs (served from Norwood Park). 
Ridgemoor (served from Irving). 



Perry (served from West Pullman). 

Dalton (served from Riverdale). 

Bur nham (served from South Chicago). 

Lake Shore (served from South Chi- 
cago). 



The local service area to neighborhood subscribers, in each case, includes both 
metropolitan and neighborhood subscribers within the respective neighborhood 
areas and within the associated adjacent potential suburban exchange areas in those 
cases where such suburban areas are shown. In addition thereto the local service 
area to neighborhood subscribers in Austin includes metropolitan subscribers in 
Mont Clare, and the local .service area to neighborhood subscribers in Chicago Lawn 
and Stewart includes both metropolitan and neighborhood subscribers in both of 
these areas, together with all metropolitan subscribers in Wentworth and Stewart 
(Metropolitan) central office districts. 

Messages from a station at neighborhood rates to a station within the city of 
Chicago and outside of the above described local ser\'ice area for that station, are 
charged for as toll messages. 



74 



TELEPHONES. 



CHICAOO, ILiIi — Continued. 

SCHEDULE II — NEIGHBORHOnD KATES — continued. 

Flat ratex. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
Ime. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$48. 00 
36.00 


$36. 00 
24.00 


$24. 00 
18.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


6.00 







Short-term service.^Mes.-sage-rate contracts with a mcnthly guarantee of 500 local 

messages, first month, £25. Each additional month, J10.42. 
No. 1 prii-ate branch exchanges.— Under the provisions of an ordinance passed by 
the city council of the city of Chicago, private branch-exchange switchboards are 
furnished, without additional charge, to all message-rate subscribers requesting 
them, v/ho contract for 2 or more individual lines at the same premises. The rates 
for trunk lines and local messages are the same as for individual lines and local 
messages. Private branch-exchange stations are furnished at the extension-sta- 
tion rate. Additional both-way trunk lines, without message allowance, are 
furnished at the auxiliary-ltne rate. A subscriber who contracts for one or more 
individual lines at neighborhood rates at premises at which ho employs private 
branch-exchange service under metropolitan rates, has the privilege of connecting 
the neighborhood service lines to the private branch exchange switchboard. 
Extension and tie-line mileage: (charges are computed on the shortest street 
distance.) 
Extension lines — 

First half-mile or fraction thereof $20. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 10. 00 

Tie-lines, between switchboards in the samebuildingcontracted for by the 

same subscriber 12. 00 

Extra directory listings. — All classes of message-rate or fiat-rate service, except the 
individual-liue business-message rate with guarantee of 500 local messages per 
month, $3. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party-line station- 
On same premises — 
Business, actual cost, not to exceed $5. 
Residence, actual cost, not to exceed $2.50. 
To another premises, $5. 
If line and station are already in place at the new location, $1. 
Private branch-e-xchange systems, actual cost. 
When service has been used at the same location for a period of one year or 
more subscribers may extend the contract for the ensuing year in lieu of 
payment of the above moving charges. 

CHICACO, Ilil.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1913. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$81.00 
42.00 


$51.00 
30.00 


$36. 00 
18.00 


$6 00 




6 00 







Private branch exchanges: 

Trunks, each $84. 00 

Automatic stations — 

10 or less 21. 00 

11 to 15, inclusive 18. 00 

16 or more 15. 00 

Extensions 6. 00 

Private-line rates: 

First mile or less $40. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 10. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Broker's rate, each line 36. 00 

Group service: 

Four stations only installed, rate $118. 00 

This is a four-party line business-group service installed in offices only. 
Corwin intercommunicating systems: 

Stations $9. 00 

Trunks 84. 00 

Building intercommunicating service with outside telephone service: 

Rate, not less than 100 stations, each $30. 00 

Extensions, each 6.00 

Pay stations: 

Main-line guaranty pay stations for business houses, $18. Subscriber to receive 

50 per cent of money deposited in coin box over this amount. 
I'ay stations to be installed in drug stores, cigar stores, candy stores, saloons, 
department stores, theater lobbies, and other public places on no-guaranty 
basis. Subscriber to receive 50 per cent of all money deposited in coin box. 
E xtra-name ch arg es.— Extra-name charges shall be 25 cents per month , commencing 
with the appearance of name in directory. No extra names on pay-station 
contracts. 
Buzzer circuits.— One-way buzzer circuits installed on extension telephone free of 
charge, when distance does not exceed 100 feet. Where distance between main 
line and extension exceeds 100 feet, subscriber will pav the additional cost plus 10 
per cent for supervision. When 2-way buzzers are installed, subscriber shall pay 
50 per cent of cost plus 10 per cent for first 100 feet or less, and the total cost of all 
over 100 feet plus 10 per cent for supervision. 
Long runs on extensions.- When an extension set is other than on the same floor as 
the main line station on subscriber's premises, an additional initial charge shall be 
made for installing same, covering additional labor and material involved. When 
subscriber desires extension in other than same building as main line, the regular 
mileage charge as now employed shall apply. 



CIIVCIIVIVATI, OHIO, AND COVIl^fGTOIV, KY. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CINCINNATI & SUBUR- 
BAN BELL TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 25, 1914. 

Covington, Ey., is included within the Cincinnati, Ohio, local service area 
and all rates in the schedule given below, wliich are available in Cincinnati, are 
also available in Covington. With the exceptions noted, this schedule is also 
available to all subscribers in a number of suburban cities and towns which are 
included within the Cincinnati i"i ;trict and to all such subscribers the local service 
area coincides with the Cincinnati local-service area. 

The Cincinnati local-service area eml^races about 539 square miles and covers all 
of Hamilton County in the state of Ohio and all of Kenton County, together with 
the northern half of Campbell County, i n the state of Kentucky. 

In the four principal cities in the Cincinnati District, viz, Cincinnati and Norwood 
in Ohio, and Covington and Newport in Kentucky, the base-rate area is the area 
within 2 miles of a central office, while in the smaller cities and towns the base-rate 
area coincides with the municipal area. The rates available witlun a base-rate area 
are shown below as base rates. In the application of rates in the territory beyond 
a base-rate area, all of such territory within a radius of 4 miles of a central office, 
or, in some cases, 3 miles, depending on the density of population, is treated as a 
rate zone. For certain classes of service, in this zone, higher rates are in effect 
which are shown below as zone rates. No excess exchange line mileage is charged 
within the outer boundary of a rate zone, excepting as included in the zone rates. 

In addition to the schedule shovra below, under which the local service area 
covers the Cincinnati District, other schedules are available in some of the suburban 
towns, at lower rates, covering much smaller local service areas which ordinarily 
comprise only the town in which the subscriber is located and in no case Include 
either Cincinnati or Covington. 

Individual and party-line rate: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
Ime. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Auxiliary 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Base rates: 
Business 


$100. 00 
48.00 

100.00 
60.00 








$9.00 


Residence 


$30.00 






9.00 


Zones rates: 
Business 






9.00 




42.00 


$30.00 




9.00 









Message ratesA 





Local 

messages 

per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Auxiliary 
line. 


Extension 

station. 


Additional 
local 

messages 
(cents). 


Base Rates: 

Business only... 
Zone rates: 

Business only... 


600 
600 


$48.00 
60.00 




$9.00 
9.00 


3 




3 







' Not available in suburban exchanges where rates are quoted for local service. 
Subscribers' coin-box rates. 

The rates shown below are available, without mileage charges, within the base 
area and the rate zone. 



Business, 1-party 

Business, 4-party 

Residence, 4-party... 



Guarantee. 



$5 per month in local 

messages. 
Two local messages per 

day. 
One local message per 

day. 



Computed 

minimum 

annual 

charge. 



$60.00 
36.50 
18.25 



Local 

messages 

(cents). 



Extension 
station. 



$9.00 
9.00 
9.00 



1 Refund of 1 cent per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee. 

2 Not available in suburban exchanges where rates are quoted for local service. 

Rural-line service: 

Ten-party flat-rate service is furnished outside of the zone area, without mileage 
charges, affording service to all stations in the Cincinnati district at the fol- 
lowing rates: 

Business $48. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

Extension stations 9. 00 

Short-term service: 

Short-term service is furnished at the proportionate part of the annual rate 
plus an installation charge of $10, where contracts are taken for service for 
periods of less than one year, under all classes of service except residence sub- 
scriber's coin-box service and in all cases where annual contracts are termi- 
nated within the initial contract term, provided, however, that the station 
is located not more than 1,000 feet from the cable head or tap on a party line, 
and provided no extraordmary construction is required. 

A short-term contract may be changed to an annual contract for the same class 
of service dating from the original date of installation, the subscriber receiv- 
ing credit for the amount paid on the short-term contract. 

Extension stations are charged for at the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the period of use, plus an installation charge of $3. 

In lieu of the regular installation charge, subscribers who contract tor short- 
term service at locations where the line and instrument are intact are charged 
$1 per month in addition to the rate for short-term service, and such charges, 
if any, that may apply for moving the station or changing the equipment to 
suit the convenience of the subscriber. 

Private branch exchange short-term service is furnished at the proportionate 
part of the annual rate, plus the cost of installation and removal. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



75 



CIIVCII^JIVATI, OHIO, AMD COVIIVGTOIV, KY.— Continued. 

Private branch exclianges: 
No. I private branch exchanges- 
Commercial— Flat rates. (Under contracts where multiple switchboards are 
to be installed, subscribers are required to contract for a minimum of 2 
trunk lines and 4 stations, excluding operating telephones) — 
Switchboard, with battery power and operating telejjhone.s — 
Nonmultiple, equipped for 50 lines or less ( if 2 or more trunk lines are 
coimected, nonmultiple switchboards equipped for 50 lines or less 

are furnished at $20 per armum) J60. 00 

Nonmultiple, equipped for over 50 lines, per line 1. 00 

Multiple, equipped for 300 lines or less, per line 3. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 100. 00 

Stations, each 20. 00 

Stations, for intercommunicating purposes only, each 9. GO 

Rindng circuit (noaddilionul charge, with multiple switchboards).. 36.00 
Commeriial — Message rates (flat-rate trunk lines may be comieuted to message- 
rate private branch excliangeswitchboardsattherateindiiated) — 
Switchboard, with battery power and operating teleplicne.s— 
Nonmultiple, equipped for 50 lines or less (if 2 or more trunk lines are 
connected, nonmultiple switchboards equipped for 60 lines or less 

are furnished at S24 per annum) $60. 00 

Nonmultiple, equipped for over 50 lines, per line 1. 00 

Multiple, equipped for 300 lines or less, per line 3. 00 

Trunk lines, message rate, both-way only, each 30. 00 

Trunk lines, flat rate, both-way only, each 240. 00 

Stations, each 9. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 03 

Ringing circuit(no additional charge, with multiple switchboards).. 36. OQ 
Department store — Message rates — 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and operating tele- 
phones, equipped for 100 lines or less 100. 00 

Trunk lines, first 10, both-way only, each 30.00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 03 

Hotel— Message rates (subscribers bear the cost of wiring when the contract 
period is less than 5 years) — 
Switchboard, with battery power and operating telephones, no additional 

charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 

Stations, main or extension, each $6. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 03 

Ringing circuit, no additional charge. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges ( installation charges apply under contracts for less 
than 5-year periods. Under 5-year contracts, subscribers bear the cost of cable 
in excessof 50 feet per station . The minimum installation is 3 stations and the 
maximum installation is a total of 10 trunk lines and stations). 
Business— Flat rates — 
Receiving station, with switching device, including 1 both-way trunk 

line $144. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 100. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each 20. 00 

Stations, for intercommunicating purposes only, each 9. 00 

Residence — Flat rates — 
Receiving station, with switching device, including 1 both-way 

trunk line 84. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 48. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each 12. 00 

Stations, for intercommunicating purposes only, each 9. 00 

Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
the outer boimdary of a rate zone): 
In the 4 principal cities in the Cinciimati district; viz., Cincinnati and Norwood 
Ohio, and Covington and Newport, in Kentucky, the base-rate area is the 
area within 2 miles of a central olhce. In the smaller cities and towns in the 
Cincinnati district, the base-rate area coincides with the municipal area. 
Beyond the base-rate area, all of such territory within 4 miles of a central ollice, 
or, in some cases, 3 miles, is treated as a rate zone. For business message-rate 
and residence flat-rate subscribers in this zone higher rates are in effect. No 
excess exchange line mileage is charged within the outer boundary of a rate 
zone, except as included in the zone rate. 

Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof P>. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4.00 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3.00 

Exten-sion and tie-lme mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 
Extension lines — 

Per one-quarter mile or fraction thereof $6. 00 

Tie lines — 

First mile or fraction thereof 30. 00 

Each additional one-quarter mile or fraction thereof 7. 50 

Extra directory listings: 

Trade names 10. 00 

Members of firm, etc 3. 00 

Residence 3. 00 

Office hours or special night-call numbers 10. 00 

Joint-user service: 



Flat rates 

Message rates 

Subscribers' coin-box rates 



Business. Residence. 



$25. 00 
12.00 
10.00 



$3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



Moving charges (moving charges are applied when moves are requested before 
the expiration of the initial contract term and subsequently when moves are 
requested before the expiration of 1 year following the last move for which no 
charge was made) : 
Outside move^ 

Individual or party line main station $2. 50 

Additional stations moved at same time, each 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboard, actual cost. 

Private branch exchange stations 2. 50 

Inside move — 
Individual or party line main or extension station or private branch exchange 
station — 

Within the same room $1.00 

From one room to another within the same building 2. 00 

Change in type of station equipment 2. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboard, actual cost. 



CliEARWATER, FliA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PENINSULAR TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 23, 1914. 

Individual and party-line fiat-rate service: 





Individ- 
ual line. 


Individ- 
ual line 
joint 
user. 


2-party 
line. 


2-party 
line 
joint 
user. 


4-party 
line. 


4-party 

line 

joint user. 


Business 


$36.00 
24.00 


$15.00 
9.00 






$.30.00 
18.00 


$12 00 


Residence 


$21.00 


SG.OO 


6.00 







Extensions: 

Business station (desk or wall) $12. 00 

Residence station (desk or wall) 12. 00 



Bells (business or residence). 
Gongs (business or residence). 
Directory service: 

Extra listing 

Additional line 



3.00 
6.00 



3.00 
3.00 



ci.e:vel,ani>, OHIO. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CLEVELAND TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
nne. 


^C^ 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$84.00 
48.00 






$12.00 


Residence 


$36.00 


$24.00 


6.00 







Message rates (busiiuss only). 



Local 
messages 

per 
annum. 


Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Additional local messages.^ 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


900 
1,200 


$54.00 


$42.00 


First 400, 3 cents; next 1,C00, 2i 

cents; next 2,000, 2 cents; all 

others, IJ cents. 
First 400, 3 cents; next 1,600, 2^ 

cents; next 2,000, 2 cents; all 

others, IJ cents. 




$12.00 
12.00 


$36.00 



1 The sliding scale of charges for additional local messages is applied on a quarterly 
basis as follows: First 100 per quarter, 3 cents; next 400 per quarter, 2^ cents; next 
500 per quarter, 2 cents; all other, IJ cents. 

Subscribers' coitirbox rates. 





Guarantee. 


Local 
messages 
(cents).' 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business, 1-party 

Business, 2-party 

Residence, 1-party 

Residence, 4-party 


4 local messages per day. 


5 
6 
5 
6 


$12.00 




12.00 


3 local messages per day. 


6 00 




6.00 







1 Refund of 2J cents per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee. 

Temporary service: The charge is the regular rate for the period of service plus the 

cost of installation and removal. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Business— Flat rates and message rates (no installation charge is made for switch- 
board or stations located within 300 feet of the switchljoard; for stations 
beyond this distance subscribers are charged the cost of installation) — 

Switchboard, with battery power, one position $36. 00 

No charge is made for single-position switchboard when six or more stations 
are Installed. The charge for multiple switchboards depends upon the cost. 
Trunk lines, both-way, each — 

Flat rate $96. 00 

Message rate 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each — 

1 to 6 12. 00 

7 to 20 8. 00 

Over 20 6.00 

Ringing circuit, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 7. 50 

No charge is made for rtaging circuit when 16 or more stations are installed, 
provided the switchboard is located within one-half mile of the central office. 
Beyond this distance, a charge is made of $7.50 per annum per quarter-mile or 
fraction thereof. 
Local messages over message-rate trmik lines, each, first 400, 3 cents; next 
1,600, 2i cents; next 2,000, 2 cents; all others, U cents. This sliding scale of 
charges for local messages is applied on a quarterly basis. 
Transient hotels — Message rates (subscribers furnish the wiring) — 
Switchboard, battery power, one position, equipped for 100 lines or less 

(the charge for multiple switchboards depends upon the cost) $100.00 

Additional switchboard equipment, each group of 10 lines or less 10. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each, no additional charge. 
Stations, main or extension, each — 
In private offices of the hotel (includes outgoing local messages on hotel 

busmess) 12. 00 

All others 4.00 

Local messages, each 0. 05 



76 



TELEPHONES. 



CI^1TEIiA:VD, OHIO— Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Family hotels and apartment houses— Message rates (an installation charge is 
made, to cover the installation expense in excess of S4 per station) — 
Switchboard, battery power, one position, equipped for 50 lines or less 

(the charge for mmtipie switchboards depends upon the cost) S36. 00 

Additionalswitchboardequipment, each group of 10 lines or less 10. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages, each 0-03 

No. 2 private branch exchanges: 

Busmess— Flat rates or message-rates— .in installation charge is made to cover 
the installation expense in excess of .S4 per station. The maximum equipment fur- 
nished consists of 20 hues. The rates are the same as for No. 1 business private 
branch exchanges; the several switching devices being treated as the switchboards). 
Residence— Flat rates (An installation charge is made, to cover the installation 
expense in excess of $4 per station. The maximiun equipment furnished consists of 
20 lines)^ 

Switching devices for 5 stations or less (no charge is made for switching 

devices when 6 or more stations are installed) S36. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 48. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12. 00 

Excess exchange line mileage: 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof S7. 50 

Two-party line, per stations, per quarter-mile or or fraction thereof 3. 75 

Four-partv line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension line mileage: A charge of S12 per annum is made, in addition to the reg- 
ular extension station rate, for individual and party-line business extension 
stations, located outside of the building in which the main station is located, but 
within one-quarter mile of the main station. Beyond this distance, a mileage 
charge of S7.50 is made for each quarter-mile or fraction thereof. In connection 
with^all private branch exchange stations not located in the same building as the 
switchboard, mileage charges are made at the rate of S7.50 per quarter-mile or 
fraction. 
Extra directory listings, btisiness only, S3. 
Joint^user service: 

Flat rates, business only S12. 00 

Message rates, or subscribers' coin-box rates, business only 6. 00 

Moving charges: 
Movm^ a station to another location in the same buOding (except No. 1 
private branch-exchange switchboards or No. 2 private branch-exchange 

stations) SI. 50 

Moving a station to another building — 

Main station 3. 00 

Extension stations, each 1. 50 

After the e.xpiration of the initial contract period subscribers may contract 
for the ensuing contract period in lieu of payment of the above charges. 
Moving No. 1 private branch exchange s-nitchboafds or systems or No. 2 private 
branch-exchange stations, actual cost. 

CUEVEli-ilVD, OHIO. 

NET ANNTJAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CUYAHOGA TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT JULY 31, 1913. 

DISTRICTS. 

The system of the Cuyahoga Telephone Co. embraces 12 exchanges, with con- 
necting toll lines, and is divided into 5 districts, as follows: 

District No. 1 — Cleveland — Served by "Brook," "Central," "Crest," "Lake," 
"Princeton," "Union," and "Valley" exchanges. District No. 2 — Wood. 
District No. 3 — Wickhffe. District STo. 4 — Dover. District No. 5 — Chagrin 
Falls. 

Unlimited subscribers in any district are allowed free service to unlimited sub- 
scribers in any other district. Limited subscribers are limited to service in the 
district or districts for which they contract. The established toll rate is charged 
against the originating subscriber, whether limited or unlimited, for messages to 
or from limited subscribers in other districts. 

The regular established local toll charge between all the various districts is 5 
cents, except the toll charge to and from Chagrin Fails district. By agreement 
with the United States Telephone Co. a toll rate of 10 cents is charged for messages 
to and from Chagrin Falls district. 

For individual line service outside the exchange limits of Dover, Wood, Wick- 
liffe, and Chagrin the rate is the exchange rate plus S6 per annum for each additional 
mile or fraction thereof. 

Rates for service for a period of less than 1 year will be furnished by contract, 
and are as follows: For any period of less than 6 months a charge of Sio is added 
to the regular rental rate, for the actual time that ser\-ice is in use. For any period 
of 6 months or more, less than 1 year, the regular rate is charged for time m use, 
plus 50 per cent of the unexpired tune from the date of discontinuance to the end of 
yearly period. 

District No. ;.— Individual and party-line unlimited service: 



CI.EVEI..%.IVD, OHIO— Continued. 
DisiElCTS — continued. 





Individual 
Line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 




S72.00 
48.00 


$54. 00 
36.00 


$36 00 


Residence 


24 00 







Rural unlimited service (Valley exchange only) — 

Business, 8-party line '. $36.00 

Residence, 8-party line 24. 00 

District No. i. — Individual and party-line unlimited service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-partv 
line." 


Business 


$72.00 
48.00 


$54.00 
36.00 


S36 00 


Residence 


94 OQ 







District No. 2 — Continued. 

Individual and party-line Umited service: 





Individual 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Business 


S30. 00 
24.00 


$21.00 


Residence 


15.00 







District No. 3. — Indi%-idual and party-line service: 





Individual 

line, 
UTilimited. 


Individual 

line, 

limited. 


4-partv 

Ime,' 

unlimited. 


4-party 

line, 
limited. 


6-party 

line, 
limited. 


Business 


S150. 00 
100. 00 


$30. 00 
24.00 


S75. 00 
50.00 


.S24. 00 
18.00 


821. OC 


Residence 


15.00 







District No. 4. — Individual and party-line limited service: 



Individual 
line. 



Business.. 
Residence . 



$36.00 
24.00 



6-party 
line. 



$24.00 
15.00 



District No. 5. — Individual and party-line service (rates in effect after Oct. 1, 1913)r 





Individual 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Rural 




$30.00 
20.00 


$24.00 
15.00 




Residence 


$15.00 







A toll rate of 10 cents is charged for each conversation of 5 minutes or less, to 
all points in Geauga County outside of the Chagrin Falls district, excepting 
only Bainbridge and Newbury. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboard (single position) $12. 00 

This rate appUes to all classes of private branch exchange service unless other- 
wise herem specified. 

Trunk, first line $84. 00 

Trunk, each additional line 72. 00 

Trunk, one-way (incoming to subscriber) 42. 00 

These rates apply to aU classes of private branch exchange service unless other- 
%vi3e herein s-pecified. 
Stations, commercial unlimited (same building) within 300 feet of switchboard — 

Firsts, each $12.00 

Next 14, each : 8. OO 

Twentv-first and succeeding, each 6. 00 

Automatic intercommunicating stations- 
Primary station 12. 00 

Substation , same building, within 300 feet, each 1 2. 00 

.\utomatio intercommunicating service is limited to a minimum of 1 trunk 
line and 3 stations and to a maximum of 2 trunk Lines and 8 stations. 
Transient hotels — 

Stations in the rooms, each $5.00 

Stations in the offices, each 12. 00 

Stations in rooms at the above rate are limited to house intercommunication. 
Outgoing messages are charged to the subscriber at the rate of 3 cents for each 
conversation of 5 minutes or less. Rate for switchboard of 100 lines same 
as above quoted. Switchboard of more than 100 lines is rated in accord- 
ance with the factory cost and the maintenance cost for each particular 
installation. 
FamHv hotels and apartments — 

Station in rooms, each $8.00 

Rates for trunk lines and switchboard of 100 lines same as quoted above. 
Switchboard of more than 100 lines is rated in accordance with the factory 
cost and maintenance cost for each particular installation. 
Inside and outside stations- 
Inside stations more than 30O feet from switchboard and outside stations on 
the same premises are rated in accordance with the construction and main- 
tenance cost, in each particular ease. 
Outside stations on other premises are rated in accordance with the mileage 
distance in each particular case. A charge of $7.50 per year is made for each 
quarter-mile or fraction thereof in addition to the regular station rate. 
Private branch exchange service will not be installed unless the service required 
is at least 1 trunk line, 1 switchboard, and 6 stations. 
Pay station service: 
Business rates, guai'antee basis — 

Individual Ime $72. 00 

Individual line (drug stores onlv) 48. 00 

Four-party line ." 30. 00 

Telephone extension to pay stations 12. 00 

The subscriber guarantees that the gross local receipts for service will equal 
the amoimts above specified. Settlements are made monthly at the end 
of each month, as nearly as possible, and in case the receipts do not equal the 
amount guaranteed, tlie subscriber makes up the deficit. The subscriber 
is allowed a commission of 40 per cent on receipts in excess of the amount 
guaranteed. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



77 



CliKVEI^AND, OHIO— Continued. 

Pay-station service: 
Business rates, rental basis- 
Individual Ime $72. 00 

Individual line (drug stores only) 48.00 

Telephone extension to pay stations 12. 00 

The subscriber pays for this service quarterly in advance and is furnished a 
code word for b is owm private use. The subscriber Is allowed a commission 
of 40 per cent of the gross local receipts. 
Residence rates, guarantee basis- 
Individual Line • $.54. 00 

Party line 18. 00 

The subscriber guarantees that the gross local receipts for service will equal 
the amounts above specified. 
Extension service: 

Business extension station, same building, within 100 feet of primary set. $S. 00 
Residence e.xtension station , same building, within 100 feet of primary set. C. 00 
Extensions more than 100 feet from primary set and outside extension on 
same premises, either business or residence, are rated in accordance with 
the construction and maintenance cost in each particular case. 
Outside extensions on other premises are rated in accordance with the mileage 
in each particular case. A charge of $7.50 per yeai' is made for each quarter- 
mile or fraction thereof in addition to the regular extension rate. 
Applications for extension service must be signed by the subscriber. This 
service is installed for the exclusive use of the subscriber, and is limited 
to a maximum of 5 to any one primary station. 
Extension jack service: 

Business portable extension, with plug ending cord $8.00 

Each busme.<;s jack terminal 1. 00 

The subscriber pays the cost of wiring to the jack terminals. 
When the portable extension set is equipped with a pay-station box, in 
connection with regular pay-station service, a commission of 40 per cent 
of gross receipts is allowed the subscriber. 

Residence portable extension set, with plug ending cord 86. 00 

Each residence jack terminal 1.00 

The subscriber pays the cost of wiring to the jack terminals. 
Extension bell service: 

Same building (3-inch gong) 3. 00 

Another building (3-inch gong) 5.00 

Vibrating bell and drop (5-inohgon?) ■ 5.00 

Extra name service: 

Business 10. 00 

Individual name (member of same firm) 5. 00 

Extra listing (business classification only) 5. 00 

Residence 5. 00 

Private-line service: 

When all stations are in the same building, each station 8. 00 

The buscriber pays the cost of wiring to each station. 
When stations are located in other buildings, line rental per each quarter- 
mile or fraction 7. 50 

Stations, each 8. 00 

If line is used for telegraphic purposes subscriber must furnish instru- 
ments. 
Long-distance terminal service: Within 2 miles of long-distance switchboard, $24. 

Outside 2 miles add $7.50 for each additional quarter-mile. 
Moves and changes: Company will move or change the location of any station at 
the expense of the subscriber. Subscribers are not permitted to change the loca- 
tion of any equipment without the company's consent. 

COLETA, Il,l4. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDEPEND- 
ENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JA>. 1, 1914. 

Individual and party -line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Rural. 


Extension 
station. 




$.30.00 
18.00 


$24.00 




$24.00 
18.00 


$7. 56 




$12.00 


6.00 









Extension bells, $2.04. 



C01.I>IIVSVI1.I>E, Ilil/. 



NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE KINLOCH LONG-DIS- 
TANCE TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 2, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


^-.^"e!^ 




S24.00 
IS. 00 


$21.00 
15.00 






$13.20 







Extensions: 

Business station ?12. 00 

Residence station 0. 00 

COIiVMBUS, OHIO. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE COLUMBUS CITIZENS 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT SEPT. 28, 1911. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 

line, 
selective 
ringing. 




$40. 00 
24.00 


$34.00 


Residence 


18.00 







COI.UIWBUS, OHIO— Continued. 

Rural individual and party-line service: 
Six party lines (outside the city only): 

Business station $40.00 

Residence station 24. 00 

Individual lines outside of the city, $4 added to city residence rate and $6 to city 
business rate for each half-mile or fraction thereof beyond city limits. 
Extensions, business or residence: 

On the same premises $12. 00 

On different premises 24.00 

Direct trimk line to long-distance switchboard 30.00 

Private branch exchange: 

Trimks, each 40. 00 

Trunk line direct to long-distance switchboard 18. CO 

Station coimeiTting through the switchboard 12. CO 

Station intercommunicatmg only 6.00 

The minimum number ot extensions is 5, and the minimum charge $100 a year. 

No charge is made for the switchboard itself. 
Automatic stations will be furnished for substations equal to the number of 
trunk lines. For other automatic stations an additional charge of $3 a year 
will be made. Above is for switchboards for manual operation. Automatic 
switchboards are special. 

Extra-name service in directory $6. 00 

Extra-number service in directory 3. CO 

This company also operates under lease the system of the Franklin County 
Telephone Co., with exchanges at the following points: Alton, Canal Winchester, 
Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Galloway, Groveport, Harrisburg, Hilliards, Lock- 
bourne, New Albany, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, WestervUle, Worthlngton. 
The following rates apply to each of the above exchanges: 
Individual line service: 

Individual line business station ?24. 00 

Individual line residence station 12. 00 

Outside of village limits. — Individual lines, for each half-mile or frac- 
tion thereof 4. 00 

Six-party riual line (outside of villages): 

Business station 24.00 

Residence station 15. 00 

Extremely long lines may be special. 
Miscellaneous service: 

Unlimited service for subscribers, their immediate families, and permanent 
employees, to Columbus or from Columbus to the local exchange while in 
the city, $12 per annum. 
Extension station on any line in the same premises, $9. 
Desk sets, $3 additional. 

CPVIIVGTOIV, KV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CINCINNATI AND 
SUBURBAN BELL TELEPHONE CO. 

[Covington, Ky., is included vrithin the Cincinnati, Ohio, district area and the 
Covington exchange rates are described in the statement of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
exchange rates.] 

CRETE. 11,1.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDEPEND- 
ENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 
s.ation. 




$24.00 
18.00 


$24. 00 


$12.00 


Residence 


6.00 









Rural service per station $18. 00 

Extension beUs 3. 00 

DALIiAS, TEX. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE DALLAS AUTOMATIC 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 20, 1914. 

Individual-line automatic service: 

Business $60. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

Extension stations: 

Business , 12. 00 

Residence 6. 00 

DAI.I.AS, TEX. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHWESTERN TELE- 
GRAPH & TELEPHONE CO. (NEW YORK). IN EFFECT AUG. 22, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Dallas and Hiland Park.] 
Individual and party-line service (flat rates) : 



Business... 
Residence. 



Individual 
line. 



$60. 00 
24.00 



2-party 
line. 



Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 



$42. 00 



$30. 00 



Extension station. 



$12.00 
Desk set, 12.00 
Wall set, 6.00 



Rural-line service: 

Business $36. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

The company furnishes the main line of circuit. The subgcribers furnish 
the branches between the main line and the stations. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for less 
than 2 trunk linos and 4 station";, including operators' telephone) — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power and 

ringing circuit No additional charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $60. 00 

Stations, each 24. 00 



78 



TELEPHONES. 



DAl.li AS, TEX.— Continued. 

No. 1 private-branch exchanges — Continued. 
Transient hotel — Message rates (subscribers furnish the wiring. All other installa- 
tion expense is borne by the company) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with an operator's telephone for each position — 
Nonmultiple — 

Magnetic signal, capacity 30 lines $24. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 30 lines 30. 00 

Magnetic signal, capacity 80 lines 30. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity SO lines 39. 00 

Multiple — 

Magnetic signal, capacity 200 lines 48. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 240 linos 48. 00 

Lamp signal, equipped for — 

240 to SOU lines 60. 00 

Over 500 lines 72. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only No additional charge. 

Stations, each- 
First 25 $5.00 

Over 25 3. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 02J 

Battery power 24. 00 

Ringing circuit — 
Nonmultiple switchboard — 

Capacity 30 Imes 12.00 

Capacity 80 lines 18. 00 

Multiple switchboard- 
Magnetic signal, capacity 200 lines 18. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 300 lines 24. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 500 lines, equipped for— 

240 Imes 30. 00 

Over 240 lines 36. 00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges and No. 1 residence systems— Flat rates (sub- 
scribers furnish the cabling. Contracts are not accepted for less than 2 trunk 
lines and 6 stations for busmess service nor for less than 1 trunk line and 4 sta- 
tions tor residence serv ice ) : 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each — 

Business $60. 00 

Residence 24.00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Business 24. 00 

Residence 12. 00 

Short-term service: The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for the 
class of service employed, the minimum charge being the rate for 3 months, plus 
the cost of instalUition; except in the case of private branch-e.xchange trunk 
lines for which the charge is $7.50 per month for a minimum period of 6 months. 
Excess e.xchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-Une distances, beyond 
2 J miles from the central ofGce): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $3. 00 

Party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements), 

per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $3. 
Extra directory listings, busmess or residence, $4. 
Joint-user service: 

Business $12. 00 

Residence 6. 00 

Moving charges: No charge is made for moving telephone equipment provided 
service has been rendered continuously at the same location on the same premises 
for 1 year or more, and provided service is continued at the new location for the 
ensuing 12 months. Except as noted above, telephone equipment is moved at 
actual cost, with a minimum charge of $1. ' > 

DEI^'VER, COIiO. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE MOUNTAIN STATES 
TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 21, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$96.00 
36.00 




$6.00 
3 00 


Residence 


$30.00 







Message rates.^ 



Business... 
Residence. 



Local mes- 
sages per 



900 

1,800 

480 

720 



Individual 
line. 



$48.00 



24.00 



2-party 
Due. 



$36.00 



18.00 



Additional 

local 

messages 

(cents). 



Extension 
station. 



$6.00 
6.00 
3.00 
3.00 



1 Monthly guaranty of one-twelfth of the contract number of "Local messages 
per annum." 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



Business, 1-party.. . 
Business, 2-party. . 
Residence, 1-party. 
Residence, 2-party. 
Residence, 6-party. 



Guaranty. 



3 local messages per day. . 
2 local messages per day . . 
2 local messages per day . . 
1| local messages per day. 
J local message per day. . . 



Computed 

minimum 

annual 

charge. 



Local 

messages 
(cents). 



$54. 75 
36.50 
36.50 
25.55 
14.60 



Exten- 
sion sta- 
tion. 



$6.00 
6.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



1 Refund of 2 cents per message on local message charges in excess of guaranty. 

2 Refund of 1 cent per message on local message charges in excess of guaranty. 



DENVER, COI>0.— Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges (contracts are not accepted for periods of less than 
3 years. Cord switchboards are furnished only under contracts forlOormore 
stations, excluding operators' telephones): 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 
operator's telephone, capacity 2 trunks and 4 lines, or 3 trunks and 7 

lines $108. 00 

Switchboard, cord, with battery power, ringing circuit and an operator's 
telephone — 

First position $120. 00 

Additional positions, each 84. 00 

Trunk 1 ines, both-way, each 192. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 24. 00 

Stations , each 6. 00 

Commercial and department store — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit and an 
operator's telephone, capacity 2 trunks and 4 lines, or 3 trunks and 7 

lines 108.00 

Switchboard , cord, with battery power, ringing circuit and an^perator's 
telephone: 

First position 120. 00 

Additional positions, each 84. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only No additional charge. 

Stations, each $0. 00 

Local messages 0. OIJ 

Hotel — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord, with battery power, ringing circuit and an oper- 
ator's telephone, first position 111. 60 

Trunk lines, both-way only No additional charge. 

Stations, each 3. 60 

Local messages, each 0. 02J 

No. 2 private branch exchanges (contracts are not accepted for periods of less than 
3 years nor for loss than 5 stations): 
Business — Flat rates — 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $108. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each 11. 40 

Residence— P^lat rates — 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 48.00 

Stations, with switchmg device, each 8. 40 

Business— Message rates — 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 24.00 

Stations, with switching device, each 11. 40 

Local messages, each 0. Oli 

Residence— Message rates — 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each, including 720 local messages (month- 
ly guarantee of 60 messages} 24. 00 

Stations, with switchiug device, each 8. 40 

Additional local messages, each 0. 02 

Short-term service (the charge is the regular rate for the period of service, plus the 
cost of installation and disconnection plus 15 per cent. Under contracts for indi- 
vidual and paity-lme service the minimum charge is for a period of one month). 
Excess e.xchange line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements. No 
mileage charges are made within the city limits. On party lines charges are 
prorated between the subscribers): Individual or party lines, per line, per quarter- 
mile, or fraction thereof, $5.40. 
Extension line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $5.40. 
Extra directory listings, each, per annum, 84.20. 
Joint-user service: 
Business — 

Flat rates $30.00 

Message rates 12. 00 

Residence, flat rates or message rates 4. 20 

Moving charges: 
Individual and party-line stations — 
For the second and subsequent moves within a current contract year — 

Inside move, except private residences $1. 00 

Outside move 2. 50 

No. 1 private branch exchange switchboards and No. 2 private branch-exchange 
stations, actual cost plus 15 per cent. 

DES MOINES, IOWA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE IOWA TELEPHONE CO. 
IN EFFECT AUG. 11, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station.i 


Business .. .. 


2 $60. 00 
30.00 


$48.00 
24.00 


$30.00 
24.00 


$12 00 


Residence 


12.00 







1 Wall, without bell, $6. 

2 For stations equipped with coin-collecting devices, a flat charge is made of $84 
per annum. Subscribers are furnished with keys to coin boxes and retain col- 
lections for local messages. 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



Business only, 1-party . 



Annual guarantee. 



$5 per month in local messages. . 



Minimum 
charge. 



Local 

messages ' 

(cents). 



> Refimd of 2.| cents per message on local message charges in excess of guaranty. 

Individual and party-line short-term service (the charge is the proportionate part of 
the annual rate for the class of service employed, plus the cost of installation and 
disconnection). 
Rural line service, business or residence, .?24. 
Private branch-exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — 
Commercial department store— Flat rates (an installation charge is made if th& 
contract period is less than 3 years. Contracts are not accepted for less 
than 10 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operators' telephone for each position No additional charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $60. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 30. 00 

Stations, each 12. Oft 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



79 



DBS MOIIMES, IOWA— Continued. 

Private branch exchange service — Continued. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Transient and family hotel and a])artment house— Message rates (subscribers 
bear the cost of wiring. Contracts are not accepted for a period of less 
than 3 years) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with batt«rv power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone for each position No additional charge. 

Trunk lines, incoming or both-way No additional charge. 

Stations, each $3. 00 

Local messages, guarantee 2,400; each 0. 02i 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — 
Busmess and residence— Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for a period 
of less than 3 years nor for less than 5 stations. The maximum equipment 
furnished consists of 20 lines) — 
Trunk lines, both-way, each- 
Business $60. 00 

Residence 30. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each, business only 3o! 00 

Stations, with switching device, each: 

Business 12. 00 

Residence — 

If company installs wiring ". 9. 00 

If subscriber installs wii ing [ 6. 00 

Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements beyond 
the city limits): 

Individual Ime, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3.00 

Extension line mileage, per quarter-mileor fraction thereof, route distanc6,$5. 
Extra directory listings, additional listings per directory issue, each, $1. 
Joint-user service: 

Business $12. OO 

Residence g! 00 

Moving chaises: 

Individual and party lines, no charge. 

DETROIT, raicn. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE MICHIGAN STATE 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 24, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension station. 


Business 


$72. 00 
42.00 


$60.00 
36.00 




With bell SP 00 


Residence 


124.00 


(With bell! $12.00. 
\Without bell, $6.00. 





I Limited to four 5-minute messages per day, this number including both out- 
going and mcoming messages. The company does not check the messages unless 
complaints are received that the line is used to excess, in which case the company 
reserves the right to cancel the contract. 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 

This service is furnished only at locations where the telephone is subject to use 
by nonsubscribers. Rooming houses having 8 or more tenants come under this 
classification. 



Individual line. 
Multiparty line . 



Guarantee. 



$0.16.') per day in local messages. . 
$0,082 per day in local messages.. 



Minimum 
charge. 



$60. 23 
29.93 



Local 

messages 
(cents) .1 



' Refund of 2| cents per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee. 

Individual and party-line short-term service: The charge is the proportionate part 
of the annual rate for the class of service employed plus a termination charge 
equal to 50 per cent of the rate for the unexpired portion of the contract term, maxi- 
mum termmatlon charge $7.50. 
Rural-line service: 

Business $30. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

This service is available, without mileage charges, within 5 miles of the 
Detroit city limits provided 3 subscribers per mile of pole line can be 
secured. 
Private branch exchange service: A hand-operated generator for signaling stations 
is furnished without additional charge; or the ringing circuit is furnished from 
the central office, to private branch exchanges within one-half mile, at $12 per 
annum. For distances in excess of one-half mile an added annual charge is made 
of $3 per quarter mile or fraction thereof, route measurement. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial — Flat rates (contracts are taken for 3-year or 5-year periods. The 
minimum installation includes 2 trunk lines and 5 stations, excluding oper- 
ators' telephones) — 

Switchboard, battery power, and 1 operator's telephone $18. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 72. 00 

Stations, each — 

lto30 18.00 

31 to 50 15.00 

61 to 100 12.00 

Over 100 9.00 

Additional operators' telephones, each 6. 00 

Additional jacks, for tie Imes between 2 switchboards, including bat- 
tery supply, each 6. 00 

Family hotel — Flat rates (contracts are taken for 3-year or 5-year periods. The 
minimum installation includes 2 trunk lines and 5 stations, excluding oper- 
ators' telephones) — 

Switchboard, battery power, and 1 operator's telephone $18. 00 

Trunk liaes, both-way only, each 72. 00 

Stations, each — 

ItolO 18-00 

11 to 25 12.00 

26 to 50 9-00 

Over 50 6-00 



DETROIT, miCH — Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Commercial— Message rates (contracts are taken for 3-year or 5-year periods) — 
Minimum equipment, consisthig of switchboard, battery power, 1 op- 
erator's telephone, 2 trunk lines, 5 stations, and 4,800 local messages. . $207. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 36.00 

Additional stations, each — 

First 5 9.00 

All others 6. 00 

Additional local message.^:, each ]... 0.04 

If purchased in advance, in lots of 1,000, each 0.03 

Hotel— Message rates (contracts are taken for 3-year or 5-year periods. The mini- 
mum installation includes 25 stations, excluding the operators' telephones. 
The subscriber wires or pays for wiring the building) — 

Switchboard, battery power, and 1 operator's telephone $6. 00 

Trunk lines No additional charge. 

Stations, each $fi. 00 

Local messages, each o. 05 

No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Busmess or residence — Flat rates (installations include not less than 1 trunk line 
and 5 stations and not more than 2 trunk lines and 8 stations. Under 3-year 
contracts no installation charge is made except for cabling in excess of 30 feet 
per station. Under 1-year contracts an installation charge is made lor all 
cabling) — 
Trunk lines, each — 

Business $72. 00 

Residence 42. 00 

Stations, each — 

With exchange coimections 24. 00 

Without exchange connections 18. 00 

When the subscriber furnishes all materials except telephones and 

pays all costs of installation (residence only) 12. 00 

Excess exchange-line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distajices beyond 
the city limits): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $3. 00 

2-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1.92 

4-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 0. 96 

Extension and tie-line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measure- 
ment, $7.66. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Joint-user service, business or residence, $12. 
Moving charges: 
Station with all associated equipment — 

Moved to another location in the same building $1. 50 

Moved to another building 3. 00 

No. 1 private branch exchange switchl.ioards, and stations connected with No. 2 
privateibranch exchanges, actual cost. 

DUI,UTH, MI1\1V. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NORTHWESTERN TELE- 
PHONE EXCHANGE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 11, 1914. 



Individual and party-line service: 



Flat rates. 



Business.. 
Residence . 



Individ- 
ual line. 



$48.00 
24.00 



2-party 
me. 



$36.00 
16.08 



Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 



$30.00 



Extension station. 



$10 08 

(Desk with beU, $10.08. 
nv all with bell, $7.80. 
[WaU without bell, $6. 00. 



Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



Business only, 1-party . . 
Business only, 2-party . . 



Guarantee. 



$4 per month in local messages. 
$3 per month in local messages. 



Minimum 
charge. 



$48.00 
36.00 



Local 
messages 
(cents). 1 



I Refund of 2\ cents per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee. 

Individual and party-line short-term service: Business only, during the season of 

lake navigation, April 1 to December 1, individual line flat rate, $35. 
Rural line service: 

Business $36. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges- 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (an installation charge is made 
if the contract period is less than 3 years. Contracts are not accepted for 
less than 2 botn-way trunk lines and 5 stations, excluding operators' tele- 
phones) — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit, 

and an operator's telephone lor each position $12. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 48. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 30. 00 

Stations, each 12.00 

Trani^ient and family hotel and apartment house— Flat rates (subscribers bear 
the cost of wiring between the switchboard and aU rooms) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, and ring- 
ing circuit, without operator's telephones No additional charge. 

Tnmk lines, incoming or both-way No additional charge. 

Stations, each $12.00 

Transient and family hotel and apartment house — Message rates (subscribers 
bear the cost of wii'ing)^ 
Switchboard, cord onlv, with battery power and ringing circuit, 

without operator's telephone No additional charge. 

Trunk lines, incoming or both-way No additional char.ge. 

Stations, each $3. 50 

Local messages, each 0. 02J 



80 



TELEPHONES. 



DUliUTII, MIIVIV — Continued. 

Private branch exchange service— Continued. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges: . , , 
Business and residence— Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for a period of 
less than 3 years nor when the actual revenue to be derived therefrom is less 
than that obtained from 1 both-way trunk line and 5 stations. This class 
of service is furnished for banks and offices but not for factories, large whole- 
sale houses, or places of similar nature where extensive cabling is required)— 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each- 
Business o nn 

Residence 24 . 00 

Stations, with switching device, each - 10- 00 

Excess exchange-line mileage: All classes of service, air-line distance, per half mile 

or fraction thereof, beyond the city limits, $6. 
Extension-line mileaKc: For each half mile or fraction thereof, air-line mileage, be- 
yond the first quartor-mUe, $6. 

The charge for private branch exchange stations not on the same premises as 
the switchboard or the main station is $24 per annum, the excess rate being m 
lieu of the first quarter-mile, or fraction thereof, of circuit. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, each, $3. 
Joint-user service: 

Busmess *lo. 00 

Residence •^^ 00 

Moving charges: 

Individual and party-lines, no charge. 
Private branch exchanges, actual cost. 

DUL.UTH, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ZENITH TELEPHONE CO. 
IN EFFECT JULY 20, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-par(y 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$36. 00 
24.00 


$30. 00 
IS. 00 


$24. 00 
16.00 


$10.00 


Residence 


6.00 







Extra-name service in directory, $2. 

DUNDEE, Ilili. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDEPEND- 
ENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$24. 00 
18. 00 


$24. 00 
12.00 


$12.00 




6.00 







Miscellaneous service per station: 

Rural $1S. 00 

Employees 9. 00 

DUIVKIRK, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE DUNKIRK HOME TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 1, 1913. 

Individual and party-line service: 



' 


Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


8-party ru- 
ral line. 


Business 


$30.00 
21.00 


$24. 00 






Residence 


$15, 00 


$16. on 







Extensions: 

Business or residence $6. 00 

Bells 3. 00 

Miscellaneous service: 

Employees, 4-party 10. 00 

Clubs and societies, 2-party 18. 00 

E.xtra-name service , 3. 00 

EAST ORAIVD FORKS, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$30. 00 
IS. 00 


$24. 00 
1.5. 00 


$6.00 


Residence 







Rural station, $18. 



EASX ST. liOUIS, 11,1,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHWESTERN TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. OF MISSOURI. 

[East St. Louis, 111., is included within the St. Louis, Mo., district area and the 
exchange rates in effect in both cities are described in the stctement under St. 
Louis, Mo.] 

ElBURIV, 11,1,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDEPEND- 
ENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual and rural-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Rural par- 
ty line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business. . 


$24. 00 
18.00 


$24.00 
18.00 


$12.00 




6.00 











EIGIIV, 111. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OP THE INTERSTATE INDEPEND- 
ENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


824.00 
12.00 


$7 56 


Residence 


6.00 







Miscellaneous service per station: 

Rural $1 8. 00 

Employees 9. 00 

ElIZABETH, IV. J. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates (residence only). 

Individual line $42. 00 

2-party line 36. 00 

4-party line 30. 00 

Both-way auxiliary line 31. 50 

Extension station 6. 00 

Message rates {business only) 



Local 
messages 

per 
annum. 


Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Addition- 
al local 

messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


600 
800 
1,000 
1,000 
1,200 
1,200 
1,500 
1,.500 
1,800 


$42. 00 
51.00 
60.00 


$36. 00 
45.00 


1 $30. 00 


5 
5 
4 
5 
3 
4 
3 
4 
3 


$30. 00 


$6.00 








54.00 








66.00 








63.00 


.. 






72.00 








72.00 








2 78. 00 

















1 Guarantee of S2.50 per month in local messages at 5 cents each. 

2 Additional messages, 2 cents each, if contracted for in advance in lots of 300. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges — Message rates: 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, an operator's telephone 
for each position, 2 both-way trunk lines, 2 stations, and 1,200 local mes- 
sages per annum $132. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 24. 00 

Additional stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 03 

If contracted for in advance in lots of 300, each 0. 02 

Ringing circuit (no additional charge is made for ringing circuit if the 

subscriber contracts for either 3.600 local me-ssages or"20"stations) 24. 00 

No. 1 residence systems — I'lat rates (an installation charge l5 made, to cover the cost 
of construction of all circuits betv/een stations, including labor and material): 

Trunk Hues, botli-way only, each $36. 00 

Stations with sv.'itching device, each — 

Capacity 10 lines 12. 00 

Capacitv 20 lines ; 15. 00 

Capacity .30 lines 18. 00 

Statioas, without switching device, each '. 6. 00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



81 



EI^IZABETH, IV. J Continued. 

Short-term service: 
Individual and part.v linas — 

Flat rates.— Tha table given below shows, a.s.soeiated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rites, the rates lor periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchan-o service, except those classes for which STiecial rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period: 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 




1 
month. 


2 
months. 


3 
months. 


4 
montlis. 


5 
months. 


6 
months. 


$12.00 


Phort-term rate 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


.512.00 


$12.00 




Terminal ion charge. . . 


11.00 


10. 00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


15.00 


Short-terra rate 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13. 00 


13.25 


13. 50 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


18.00 


Short-term rate 


12.50 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


24.00 


Short-term rate 


13.55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


18.30 




Termination charge. . . 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


6.30 


30.00 


Short-term rate 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


21.60 




Termination charge. . . 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


6.60 


36.00 


Short-term rate 


15.65 


17.50 


19.35 


21.20 


23. 05 


24.90 




Termination charge. . . 


12. 65 


11.50 


10.35 


9.20 


8.05 


6.90 


42.00 


Short-term rat e 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23. 60 


25. 90 


28.20 




Termination charge. . . 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9. 60 


8.40 


7.20 


48.00 


Short-term rate 


17.75 


20.50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


31.50 




Termination charge. . . 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


7.50 


54.00 


Short-term rate 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28. 40 


31.60 


34.80 




Termination charge. . . 


14.30 


13.00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


7.80 


60.00 


Short-term rate 


19.85 


23.50 


27.15 


30.80 


34.45 


38.10 




Termination charge. . . 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 


8.10 



Annual 
flat 

rates. 




7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 




months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


Short-term rate 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2. 00 


1.00 




16.00 


Short-term rate 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


is. 66 




Termination cliarge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




18.00 


Short-term rate 


15.50 


10.00 


10.50 


17.00 


17.60 


18.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




24.00 


Short-term rate 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


24.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 




30.00 


Short-term rate 


2.3.00 


24. 40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


30.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 




36.00 


Short-terra rate 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


36.00 




Termination charge. . - 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 




42.00 


Short-term rate 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


42.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 




48.00 


Short-term rate 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


48.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 




54.00 


Short-terra rate 


38.00 


41.20 


44. 40 


47.00 


50.80 


54.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 




60.00 


Short-term rate 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


60.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 





Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of suc- 
ceeding months the charee is the proportionate part of the amount by which the 
rate increases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection 
with any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such 
annual rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages under a message-rate contract is 
less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of the minimum aimual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum ciiarge being 
not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the mini- 
mum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note. — Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases the max- 
imum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period 
of use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade of service. 
When the numlier of messages used under a retail message-rate contract 
equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the 
schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in 
one year. 
Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of the 
established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located in 
the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be the 
one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Swilchboards.— The charge is the ])roportionate part of the annual rate for the 
period of service, plus one-half the' proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines.— The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate con'espondiug to the trunk-line rate, under "Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate fcr the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the establisiied annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in 
service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guaranteed 
under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such proportion of 
the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to the whole 
year. When the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the messages used, 
as though such messages were used in one year. 

81100°— 1,5 6 



KI^IZABETH, IV. J Continued. 

Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
the base-rate area and within 2i miles of the central offlue or rate center, and on 
route measurements beyond this distance). 
Individual line, or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter- 
mile or fraction thereof $9,00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4.50 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 25 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measure- 
ments), per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch ex- 
change station — 

Inside move No 

Outside move, during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Main station moved independently $3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently of main station 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1.00 

Private branch exchange switchboards- 
Inside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Same room. Another room. 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 10.00 18.00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

Outside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $10.00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

No. 1 residence systems— First or subsequent years, estimated cost. 

EMPORIA, KAXS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANOE RATES OF THE EMPORIA TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT JULY 11, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$36. 00 
18.00 


$27.00 




$6.00 


Residence . . 


$12. 00 


6.00 









Private branch excliange: 

Trunks, each $36. 00 

Stations, each 3. 00 

ERIE, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE BELL TELEPHONE CO. 
OF PENNSYLVANIA IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Erie, Belle Valley, Kearsarge, and WesleyvMe.] 

Individual and party-line service — Flat rates: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 

station. 




$60. 00 
30.00 


$48.00 
24.00 


$.30.00 
20.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


6.00 



Rural line service: 

Business $24. 00 

Residence 18. 00 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service: 
Business or residence — Flat I'ates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $30. 00 

First both-way trunk line, business 60. 00 

Additional both-way trunk lines, business, each 30. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, residence, each 30. 00 

Additional both-way "trunk lines, residence, each 15. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Ringing power— Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without! charge in connection vvith switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at $24 \>er annum. No charge for 
ringing power in comiectiou with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Business or residence — Message rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $24. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each ' 24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages, guarantee 1,200, each 0. 03 

Additional local messages, each 0. 04 

If contracted for in advance, in lots of 100, each 0. 03 

Ringing power— Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in coimection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for 
ringing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Hotel— Message rates (contracts are not accepted for less than 20 stations, exclud- 
ing operators' telenhones) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit and an 

operator's telephone for each po.^ition $24. 00 

Tnink lines, both-way only (for flat-rate tnink lines, see the following 

paragraphs), no additional charge. 
Stations, main or extension, each (no additional charge is made for the 
stations and booth equipment, mstalled in public corridors for the 

use of the general public) 6. 00 

Locil messages— The subscriber, as the company's agent, charges patrons the 
regularly e'stablished public telephone rate.s for all local and toll messages and 
receives a commission on all charges for local and toll messages originating at 
the private branch exchange system. 



82 



TELEPHONES. 



ERIE, PA.— Continued. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service — Continued. 

Hotel — Message rates — With flat-rate trunk iinep— 

^ Flat-rate trunk lines may be connected with hotel message-rate private branch 
exchanges for use in connection with flat-rate business stations, which may bo 
provided only for tlie use of officials and employees of the hotel. Under such 
an arrangement the flat-rate trunk lines terminate on special cords, the plugs 
of which do not fit the message-rate station jacks. Stations which are to havs 
flat-rate service are equipped with two jacks to permit comiections with 
either the flat-rate or message-rate trunk lines, and with any other private 
branch exchange station. Flat-rate trunk lines ai'e not listed in directory. 
Flat-rate trunk lines are charged for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for business flat-rate private branch exchange service. The charges 
for the switchboard and for those stations which are equipped for coimection 
with the flat-rate trunk lines are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply under the business flat-rate and hotel message-rato 
schedules. 
Short-term service: 

Individual and party lines — 

Flat TaUs.—The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within tha initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 




1 
month. 


2 
months. 


3 

months. 


4 
months. 


5 
months. 


6 
months. 


S12.00 


Short-term rate 


S12. 00 


812.00 


$12.00 


S12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


15.00 


Short-term rate 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.00 


13.25 


13.50 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


18.00 


Short-term rate 


12.50 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


24.00 


Short-term rate 


13. 55 


14.50 


15.4.5 


16.40 


17.35 


18.30 




Termination charge. . . 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


6.30 


30.00 


Short-term rate 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


21.60 




Termination charge. . . 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


6.60 


36.00 


Short-term rate 


15.65 


17.50 


19.35 


21.20 


23.05 


24.90 




Termination charge. . . 


12.65 


11.50 


10.35 


9.20 


8.05 


6.90 


42.00 


Short-t*rm rate 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25.90 


28.20 




Termtoation charge. . . 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


7.20 


48.00 


Short-term rate 


17.75 


20.50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


31.50 




Termination charge. . . 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


7.50 


54.00 


Short-term rate 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28. 40 


31.60 


34.80 




Termination charge. . . 


14.30 


13.00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


7.80 


60.00 


Short-term rate 


19.85 


23.50 


27.15 


30.80 


34.45 


38.10 




Termination charge. . . 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 


8.10 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



S12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

S hort-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination chaige. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . - 

Snort-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

S hort-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 



7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


19. 25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


2.3.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


26.75 


28.60 


30. 45 


32.30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


■ 50.80 


6. .50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 



$12.00 

"i&'.bb 

"'is.' 66 

" '24.' 66 

"36.66 

"36.66 

" "42." 66 

"48.' 66 

"54.66 

"'66.66 



Note.— The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of suc- 
ceeding months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which 
the rate increase.s for each additional month. To determine the charge in 
connection with any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate 
part of such annual rate the termination charge specified above for the next 
higher annual rate. 

Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part ol the annual rate lor 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of 
the established annual rate. Upon dkcomiection of one of several stations located 
in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assimied to be 
the one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines.— Tho charge is for the period of service as specified for the aimual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate under "Flat rates." Upon dis- 
coimection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed 
to be the one discoimected. 
Stations, miin or exieiision.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the remaining portion of tlie year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in service 
is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messiijes. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guar- 
anteed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such propor- 
tion of the minimum aimual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to 
the whole year. 
When the number of messages used equals or exceeds the minimum specified 
in the scliedulc, the charge is the contract rate for the messages used as 
though such messages were used in one year. 



ERIE, PA.— Continued. 

Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line measure- 
ment beyond the base-rate area): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Two-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof .... 3. OO 

Four-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurement), 

per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $5. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 

Joint-user service, business flat rate, individual or party line, one-half regular rate. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch 
exchange station, during the first year or within one year from the last free 
move — 

Inside move $1. 00 

Outside move — 

Main station moved independently 3. 00 

Main station moved in conjimction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved inde pendently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1.00 

Private branch exchange switchboards under annual contracts, during the first 
year or within one year from the last free move — 

Same Another 

Inside move — room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $5.00 $8.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10.00 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move- 
Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $10.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Trunk line, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal). 2. 00 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years, at cost. 



ERIE, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE MUTUAL 
CO. IN EFFECT MAY 20, 1914. 



TELEPHONE 



Individual and party-line service 












Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Multiparty 
line. 




$40. 00 
28.00 


$36. 00 
24. 00 


$30.00 
22.00 


$30.00 




22.00 







Above rates apply to wall set. 

Desk set in place of wall $3 00 

Extension station, wall or desk, with bells 12. 00 

Extension station, wall or desk, without bells 9. 00 

Extension bells 3. 00 

Private branch exchanges: 

Trunks, each $40.00 

Trunks, ringing, each 28. 00 

Stations, each 10. OO 

Special rates: 





Direct 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 




$24.00 
24.00 
24.00 
24.00 


$22.00 
22.00 
22.00 
22.00 


$iaoo 


Churches 


18,00 


Company employees 


18,00 


City offices 


18.00 







Miscellaneous services: 

Clubs open only at night, residence rates. 

Temporary service, 6 months or less, two-thirds of regular aimual charge. 

Two listings in telephone directory under the same business are allowed on 

direct lines. 
Two residence listings in telephone directory are allowed on direct lines. 
One listing only is allowed on all party lines. 
For additional and extra listings, .$3. 
Nurses' listing, $4. 
Extra-business listing, $12. 

E.xtra-business listing with extension station, $18. 
Charge for moving telephone from one location to another, $2. 

EVA1VSVIL.I>E, IND. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CUMBERLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Evansville and Howell, Ind.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
Ime. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$60.00 
30.00 


$54.00 
24.00 


$42.00 
18.00 


$12.00 


Residence 


12.00 


Subscribers' coiri-box rates. 




Guarantee. 


Minimum 
charge. 


Local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


Business only, 1-party . . 


90 local messages 
per month. 


$54.00 


15 


$12.00 



> Refund of 2J cents per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



83 



BVAIVSVILUE, IIVD Continued. 

Individual and party-line short-term service: 

Short-term service and season service are furnished at 37 per cent of the annual 
rate for the class of service desired for the first 3 months or fraction thereof, 
plus 7 per cent of the annual rate for the class of service desired, for eachmonth 
in excess of the first 3 months. 
For very short periods, as during illness, and in other cases, where this rate 
would be excessive, approval is given to accept cancellations upon payment 
of ri-gular charges for the period of service, minimum 1 month, plus a percent- 
age of tlie installation and disconnection costs, determined by the ratio of 
the unexpired portion of the contract period to the full contract period, plus 
an estimated depreciation on equipment and material. 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (contracts are for periods of 3 years. Contracts are 
not taken for less than 2 Inmk lines) — 
Commeicial and department store — Flat rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with batttry power, ringing circuit, 

and one operator's telephone for each position $60. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each -. 90. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 45.00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12. 00 

Commercial and department store — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit, and one 

operator's telephone for each position, no additional charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 

Stations, main or extension, each S6. 00 

Local messages, no guarantee, each 0. 03 

Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, 30 per cent of 

the cost, mstalled. 
Trunk lines, both-way or incoming, each (the average number of 
originating local messages per month for each trunk line in service 
must be 200 or more before an additional trunk line will be furnished) 36. 00 
Stations, main or extension, each — 

When company installs and maintains inside wiring 6. 00 

When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring 4. 00 

Local messages.— One local message per month is allowed, without additional 

charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trtmk lines. No message 

allowance is included in charges for switcliboard, stations, battery power, 

or ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge 

of $3 per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; 

a terminal charge of $0 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 

12 cents per annum for each station, including op rators' telephones. The 

maximum charge is 50 cents per station, including operators' telephones. 

The number of circuits required is detiTmined by multiplying the number 

of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office 

by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including 

operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 120,000. 

Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 

per aimura per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 

terminal charge of $6 per aimum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — 

Business or residence — Flat rates (contracts are for periods of either 1 or 3 years. 

Under 1-year contracts subscribers pay the actual cost of cabling, including 

the cost of labor and material. Under 3-year contracts subscribers pay the 

actual cost of cabling in excess of SO feet for any station, including the cost of 

labor and material. The maximum equipment furnished is that for 10 lines) — 





One-year 
contract. 


Three-year 
contract. 


Trunk lines, both-way, each: 

Business 


$90. 00 
45.00 

45.00 
22.50 
18.00 
12.00 
15.00 


$90.00 




45.00 


Trtmk lines, incoming, each: 


45.00 


Residence 


22.50 


Receiving station, with switching device 

Stations, main or extension, with switching device, each. . 


24.00 
15.00 
15.00 







Excess exchange-line mileage: 

Individual line, per mile or fraction thereof, route measurement $6.00 

Rural line, per station, per mile or fraction thereof, route measurement. . 3.00 
Extension-line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement, 

$7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $2. 
Joint-user service, business or residence, $12. 
Moving charges: 
Individual line — 

Moving within the same room $1.00 

Moving within the same buUdiug 2. 00 

Moving to another building 3.00 

Private branch exchanges, actual cost. 

FAL,B> RIVER, MASS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANOE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 26, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 
Schedule /.—The local-service area includes FaU River and Somerset and parts ol 
Dartmouth, Rehoboth, Swansea, Westport, Mass., and Tiverton, R. I. 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


'Rn<;mpq'? S57 00 






$30. 00 


$6.00 




$27. 66 


$25.00 


6.00 











FAI.Ii RIVER, IWASS Continued. 

Individual and party-line service— Continued. 

Message rates (bjisiruss only). 

Local messages per annum 720 

Individual line J36. 00 

Additional local messages: 

Up to a total of 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0.02J 

All others, each 0. 02* 

Extension station 6.00 

Subscribers' coin-box rales. 





Guarantee." 


Minimum 
charge. 


Local 
mes.sages 
(cents). 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business, 4-party 

Residence, 4-party 


1 J local messages per day 
1 local message per day. . 


$27.38 
18.25 


5 
5 


$6.00 
6.00 



• On aimual basis. 

Schedule II.— The local-service area includes Fall River and Somerset and parts 
of Swansea, Westport, Mass., Tiverton, R. I., Portsmouth, R. I., Dartmouth 
and Rehoboth, Mass. 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business : 


$69.00 
42.00 




$30.00 


$6 00 


Residence 


$33.66 


6 00 









Message rates (business only). 



Local 
messages 

per 
anniun. . 


Individual 
line. 


2-party 
Une. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


720 
900 




$36.00 


3 


$6.00 
6.00 


$45.00 





« Up to 6,000, each, 3 cents; next 6,000, 2J cents; aU others, 24 cents. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial, residence, hotel, and apartment house — Message rates (contracts 
are not accepted for periods of less than 3 years. No. 2 business systems are 
limited to a total of 10 lines) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, an operator's telephone or receiving 
station with switching devices and 2,500 local messages per annum. . $75. 00 

Trunk Unes, both-way only, each 21. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages — 
First 3,500, each (in hotels and apartment houses, all additional local 

messages are charged for at 3 cents each) 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02f 

AU others, each 0. 02| 

Ringing circuit (applies only within a radius of 1 mile, air-line dis- 
tance, from a central office, foi installations of 19 stations or less. No 
additional charge is made if subscribers, within 1 mile fr(^m the cen- 
tral office, contract for 20 stations or more. Beyond this distance 
a mileage charge is made of $5 per quarter-mile or fraction thereof) . . 18. 00 
Hotels— Message rates — Season service (contracts are not accepted for periods 
of less than 5 years nor for less than 50 stations and allow service for a period 
of 5 months in each year) — 
Switchboard, ccrd only, with battery powei, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone for each position No charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only No charge. 

Stations — 

First 50, each $5. 00 

Over 50, each 4.00 

Local messages, each 0. 03 

Department store — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less 
than 5 years, nor for less than 60 stations) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone No charge. 

Tnmk lines, both-way only, each $24.00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages — 

First 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02| 

AU others, each 0. 02i 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Residence— Flat rates (contracts are not accepted 
for a period of less than 3 years. Interior cable in excess of 500 feet and all outside 
cable between a subscriber's buildings on the same premises is furnished at the 
subscriber's expense. The rate quoted for receiving stations includes switching 
devices for all stations): 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $33. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 30.00 

Receiving station, with switching devices 24. 00 

Stations, with or without switching device, each 6. 00 



84 



TELEPHONES. 



FA.l.1. RIVER, MASS — Continued. 

Short-term service: 
Emergency service (ropular installation and removal charges a])ply as specified 
below under 3-month service)— 
Flat-rate individual line, or residence No. 2 private branch exchange trunk 
line — 

First day $3. 00 

Each additional day 0. 75 

Message-rate trunk line and private branch exchange station (either or both) — 

I^irst i days $5. 00 

Each additional week (charge not to exceed annual rate) 1. 00 

Three-month periods (flat rates)— 





Schedule I. 


Schedule II. 


Business: 


$2.3. 00 


$30. 00 






Residence: 

Individual line or No. 2 private branch exchange 


19.00 
16.00 


22.00 


Party line, per station 


19.00 







Mcsxage. ritea. — I'rivato branch exchan;:;e trunic lino (no installation charpre), .^H. 
Servicecontinuing beyond the initial 3-month period is cliarged for at a rate 
for each whole month equal to one-ninth the difference between the short- 
terra rate and the annual rate lor similar service, with a charge pro rata for 
fractional parts of a month. 
The following charges are made in addition to the rates quoted above for instal- 
lation and removal of oiiuipment furnished for short periods: 
If instrument is on premises and inside wiring and drop wiring are in 

place $2. 00 

If both inside wiring and drop wiring are in place, but it is necessary 

to furnish an instrument 3. 00 

If either inside wiring or drop wiring is in place— but not both— and 

instrument must be installed -1. 00 

If it is necessary to install inside wiring, drop wiring, and instrument. 5. 00 
Excess exchango-lino mileage (mileage is charged on the air-lino distances, beyond 
2 miles from the central olTice): 
Individual lino or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $2. 50 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1.00 

Four-party line^porstation. per quarter-miloor frai-tion thereof 0.50 

Extension and tie-lme milea:;e (charges are computed on route measurements): 
Extension lines^ 

First hall mile or traction thereof $10. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5. 00 

Tie lines between switchboards in the same exchange- 
Switchboards contracted for by the same subscriber in separate buildings — 

First mile or fraction thereof $35. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or Iraction thereof (when the switch- 
boards are in the same building and only inside wiring is required 

the minimum charf;e per line is $10) 8. 75 

Switchboards contracted for by different subscribers in separate buildin!,-s 
(not more than 3 jirivate branch exchange switchboards of different sub- 
scribers will be connected together by means of tie lines). 

First mile or fraction thereof $60. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof IS. 00 

Extra directory listmgs: 

Hushiess or residence 3. 00 

Names of tenants in hotels and apartment houses 5. 00 

Joint-user service: 

Flat rates — Individual lino or private l-.ranch exchange, one-half of annual rate, 

not to exceed $50. 
Message rates — Individual line or private branch exchange, S5. 
Movinf, charges — Individual or jiarty-line stations or No. 1 private branch exchange 
statioiLs: 
Inside move — 

25 feet or less of inside wiring necassary $1. 00 

Over 25 feet of inside wiring necessary 2. 00 

Outside move- 
Drop and Inside wiring necessary and instnunent to be placed 5.00 

Drop or inside wiring (one only) necessary and instrument to be placed 4. 00 

No wiring necessary Imt instrument to be placed 3.00 

No wiring nocft>.\sary and instrument in place 2. 00 

When a main station, extension station, and other station equipment are moved 

at the same time, the work practicallyconstitutingonejoh, lull charge is made 

for moving the mala station, and one-half the schedule charges for moving the 

other apparatus. 

Moves of switchboards, entire No. 1 private branch exchange systems or No. 2 

private branch exchange stations are made at actual cost. 
At any time after the expiration ol the initial contract period, the subscriber 
may extend his contract for another contract period in lieu of payment of the 
above charges. 

F.\RinAui/i', Miivrv. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
lino. 


2-party 
lino. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$24. 00 
IS. 00 


$21.00 
15.00 


$18.00 
12.00 


$6 00 


Residence 


6 00 







Rural station $15. 00 

Rural connecting companies, $4 per year per station. 
Extra name service in directory 12. 00 



FOIililY, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $12. 00 

Residence station, individual line 12.00 

Extension station o. 00 

Rural comiecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

FORIEST I^AHCIi:, MIKIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $24. 00 

Residence station, individual line 18.00 

Residence station with business station 12. CO 

Lake and rural territory: 

Business station, individual line 24. 00 

Residence station, individual line 18. 00 

Residence station, party line 15. 00 

Business station, sunimor season 15. 00 

Residence station, summer season 10. 00 

Rural coimecting companies, $2.60 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for 
all stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

FORT WAYIVE, HMD. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE HOME TELEPHONE & 
TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT MAY 9, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service (flat rate— unlimited service): 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$36.00 
24.00 


$30. 00 
21.00 




$9.00 


Residence ... .... 


$18. 00 


9. CO 







Rural party-line service $18. 00 

The installation of both business and residence service entitles the subscriber 
to a reduction of $6 per annum on either service. All party lines are harmonic 
or individual ringing except the rural party-line service. 

FORT WORTH, TEX. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHWESTERN TELE- 
GRAPH & TELEPHONE CO. (NEW YORK), IN EFFECT AUG. 22, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Fort Worth, Polytechnic Heights, and Niles.] 
Individual and party-line service (fiat rates): 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension station. 


Business 


$C0.0(> 
24.00 


$42. 00 


$30. 00 


$12. 00 


Residence 


j Wall set, $6. 00 
\ Desk set, $12. 00 









Rural-line service, business or residence, $36. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store— Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for less 
than 2 trunk hues and 4 stations, including operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power and ringing 
circuit, no additional charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way , each $60. 00 

Stations, each 24. 00 

Transient hot«l— Message rates (subscribers furnish the wiring)- 
Switchboard, cord only, with an operator's telephone for each position— 
Noninultiple — 

Magnetic signal, capacity 30 linos $24. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 30 lines 30. 00 

Magnetic signal , capacity 80 lines 30. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 80 lines 39. 00 

Multiple — 

Magnetic signal, capacity 200 lines 48. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 240 lines 48. 00 

Lamp signal, equipped for — 

240 to 500 lines 60. 00 

Over 500 lines 72. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only No additional charge. 

Stations, each — 

First 25 5. 00 

Over 25 ' 3. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 02i 

Battery power 24. 00 

Ringing circuit— 
Nonmultiplo switchboard — 

Capacity 30 lines 12. 00 

Capacity 80 lines 18. 00 

Multiple switchboard — 

Magnetic signal, capacity 200 linos 18. OO' 

I/amp signal, capacity 300 linos 24. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 500 linos, equipped for — 

240 lines 30. 00 

Over 240 lines 36.00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges and No. 1 residence systems — Flat rates (subscrils- 
ers furnish tlio cabling. Contracts are not accepted for less than 2 trunk lines and 
6 stations for business service nor for less than 1 trunk line and 4 stations for 
residence): 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each — 

Business $60. 00 

Residence 21. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Business 24. 00 

Residence 12. 00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



85 



FORT WORTH, TEX.— Continued. 

Shnrt-term service: (The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for the 
d-.iss of service employed, the minimum charge being the rate for 3 months, plus 
the cost of installation; except in the case of private brancli exchange trunk lines 
fcr which the charge is $7.50 per month for a minimum porioa of 6 months). 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-lino distances beycnd 3 
miles from the central office): 

Indiviihial line, per quarter-mUe or fraction thereof $3. 00 

Party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3.00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements), per 

quarter-mile or fraction thereof, S3. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, each, $4. 
Joint-user service: 

Business $12. 00 

Residence 6. 00 

Moving charges: 

No charge is made for moving telephone equipment, provided service has been 
rendered continuously at the same location on the same premises for 1 year 
or more and provided' service is continued at the new location for the ensuing 
12 months. 
Except as noted above, telephone equipment is moved at actual cost, with a 
minimum charge of $1. 

FRAIVKFORT, II.I.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual and party-lino service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Rural 
party lines. 


Extension 

station. 


"Business 


$24.00 
18.00 




$24.00 
18.00 


$12.00 


Residence . 


$18.00 


9.00 







FREOFRICK, WIS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OP THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $18. 00 

Residence station, individual line 12. 00 

Extension station 6. 00 

Rural connecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess ol 10 to a circuit. 

FRFFRURG, ILl.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE KENLOCH LONG-DIS- 
TANCE TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 2,1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-partv 
line.' 


Business . 


$24.00 
18.00 


$21.00 
15.00 






$12.00 







Extensions — 

Business station $12. 00 

Residence station 6. 00 

OAL.FSRURC, 11.1,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE GALKSBURG UNION 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 15, 1914. 

[Exchange area includes Galesburg, Knoxville, and localities within a radius of 10 

• miles.] 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$42.00 
21.00 


$30. 00 
15.00 




$12.00 




$12.00 


6.00 







Rural-lino service (magneto), $12. • 
Private branch exchange service: 

Trunks $36. 00 

Stations 9.00 

GASPORT, IV. \. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE FEDERAL TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT MAY 1, 1913. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 


Extension 
station. 




$24.00 
12.00 


$18.00 
12.00 


$6.00 




6.00 







Miscellaneous service: 

Rural lines S12.00 

Employees' stations 6.00 

Extension bells -^^ 

Extra-name service Free. 



Gi/EKviL,i,E, niirviv. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Individual-line service: 

Business station (Hayward) $18.00 

Business station (Glenville) 12. 00 

Residence station 12. 00 

Rural station 12. 00 

Connecting companies, $2 per year per station. 

GKACEVll,l,E, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $24. CO 

Residence station, individual line 12. fO 

Rural station 15. 00 

Connecting companies, $3 per year per station, 

GRAI\D FORKS, IV. DAK. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$36.00 
24.00 


$30.00 
18. 00 


$18.00 
15.00 


$12.00 


Residence 









Extra name service in directory $12. 00 

Rural station 18. 00 

Intercommunicating systems: 

Trunk line 36. 00 

Stations, each 9. 00 

Rural connecting companies, $3 per year per station. 

GRAND RAPIDS, lUICH. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OP THE CITIZENS' TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT APRIL 28, 1914. 

[Exchange area includes Grand Rapids and rural territory adjacent.] 

Individual and party-line service (flat rates): 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 

line. 




$36. 00 
24.00 


(') 






$20.00 







' Business rate applies within 1 mile from central with increase of $2 for er.ch 
additional one-fourth mile. 

GRAND RAPIDS, MICEI. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OP THE MICHIGAN STATE TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 24, 1914. 



Individual and party-line service: 



Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


B usiness 

Residence 


• $36. 00 
18.00 


830.00 
15.00 


$6,00 
6,00 



Message rates {business only, on a quarterly guarantee basis). 



Local messages 
per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 
local 

messages 
(cants). 


Extension 
station. 


800 or less 

1,200 


$24.00 
30.00 


2i 
2 


$6.00 







Individual and party-line short-term service. — The charge is the pr^^portionate part 
of the annual rate for the class of service employed, plus a termination charge 
equal to 60 per cent of the rate for the unexpired portion of the contract term, 
maximum termination charge, $7.50. 
Rural line service, business or residence, $18. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates- 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, including battery power, ringing circuit, 

and one operator's telephone $12. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 36.00 

Stations, each — 

Main 12.00 

Extension 6.00 



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TELEPHONES. 



GRAND RAPIDS, MICHf Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Hotel — Flat rates (subscTibers bear tlie cost of wiring) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and one 

operator's telephone $6. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 46.00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Hotel— Message rates (subscribers bear the cost of wiring) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and one 

operator's telephone 6. 00 

Trunk lines No additional charge. 

~ ■ ■ 6.00 

0. 05 



36.00 
18.00 



18.00 



Stations, each 

Local messages, each 

No. 2 private branch exchanges— Flat rates: 
Trunk lines- 
Business, both-way only, each 

Residence, both-way only, each 

Stations with switching device, each — 

Business 

Residence (if subscriber pays installation charges, the rate is $12) 15. 00 

Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line distances 
beyond the base-rate area): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $3. 00 

2-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2.00 

4-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1.00 

Extension and tie-line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measure- 
ments, 87.60. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Joint-user service, business or residence, S6. 

Moving charges (if the initial contract term has not expired and subsequently if 
the contract is not renewed for the ensuing term): 

Inside move, per main station and associated apparatus $1.00 

Outside move, per main station and associated apparatus 2. 00 

No. 1 private branch exchange switchboard or No. 2 private branch exchange 
station, at cost. 

oranii'e; citv. ii,ii. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE KINLOCH LONG-DIS- 
TANCE TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 2, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Business . . 


S45.00 
30.00 


$30.00 
24.00 




Residence... 


$18.00 







Extensions: 

Business station $12. 00 

Residence station 6. 00 

CRAIVTSBURG. WIS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $24. 00 

Residence station , individual line 18. 00 

Rural station 18.00 

Rural connecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents eachfor all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

GREENFIELD, IL,Ii. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1914. 

Business $24. 00 

Business with extension on same line in same building 36. 00 

Residence 12. 00 

Residence with extension on same line in same building 18. 00 

HAIUPSBIRE, II,Ii. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDE- 
PENDENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 
1914. 

Individual and party -line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 

station. 




$2100 
18.00 


$24.00 
18.00 


$6.00 


Residence... 


6 00 







Employees' station $9. 00 



HARRISBURG, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE BELL TELEPHONE CO. 
OF PENNSYLVANIA IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Harrisburg and 19 surrounding localities.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$60.00 
36.00 


$48.00 
30.00 


$39.00 
24.00 


$42.00 


$6 00 


Residence 


6 00 









Message rates (business only). 



Local 

messages 
per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


600 

800 

1,000 

1,200 


$36. 00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 


4 
4 
4 
4 


$6.00 









Additional local messages, $3 per 100, if contracted for ia advance. 

Rural-line service: 

Business $39. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service: 
Business or residence — Flat rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, witn battery power 30. 00 

First both-way trunk line, business 60.00 

Additional both-way trunk lin es, business, each 42. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, residence, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each. 6. 00 

Ringing power. — Iland-operated generator for signaling stations furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected or ringing power furnished at S24 per annum. No charge for 
ringing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Business or residence — Message rates- 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $24.00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 24. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. CO 

Local messages, guarantee 1,200, each 0. 03 

Additional local messages, each 0.04 

If contracted for in advance, in lots of 100, each 0. 03 

Ringing power.— Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switcnboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at S24 per annum. No charge for ring- 
ing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Hotel— Message rates (contracts are not accepted for less than 20 stations, exclud- 
ing operators' telephones)— 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, S24. 
Trunk lines, both-way only (for flat-rate trunk lines, see the following para* 

graphs), no additional charge. 
Stations, main or extension, each (no additional charge is made for the stations 
and booth equipment installed in public corridors for the use of the general 
public) .S6. 
Local messages.— The subscriber as the company's agent charges patrons the 
regularly established public-telephone rates for all local and toll messages 
and receives a commission on all charges for local and toll messages origi- 
nating at the private branch exchange system. 
Hotel message rates— With flat-rate trunk lines — 
Flat-rate trunk lines may be connected with hotel message-rate private branch 
exchanges for use in connection with flat-rate business stations, which may be 
provided only for the use of officials and employees of the hotel. Under such 
an arrangement the flat-rate trunk lines terminate on special cords, the plugs 
of which do not fit the message-rate station jacks. Stations which are to nave 
flat-rate service are equipped with two jacks to permit connections with 
either the flat-rate or message-rate trunk lines and with any other private 
branch exchange station. Flat-rate trunk lines are not listed in directory. 
Flat-rate trunk lines are charged for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for business flat-rate private branch exchange service. The charges 
for the switchboard and for those stations which are equipped for connection 
with the flat-rale trunk lines are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply under the business flat-rate and hotel message- 
rate schedules. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



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HARRISBITRC, PA — Continued. 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 
Flat ra(es.— The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for aU classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 
rates. 




1 
month. 


2 
months. 


3 
months. 


4 

months. 


5 
months. 


6 
months. 


$12.00 


Short-term rate 


$12.00 


S12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


15.00 


Short-term rate 


12. 25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.00 


13.25 


13.50 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


13.00 


Short-term rate 


12.50 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


24.00 


Short-term rate 


13.55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


18.30 




Termination charge. . . 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


6.30 


30.00 


Short-term rate 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18. 80 


20.20 


21. CO 




Termination charge. . . 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


6.60 


36.00 


Short-term rate 


15.65 


17.50 


19.35 


21.20 


23.05 


24.90 




Termination charge. . . 


12.65 


11.50 


10.35 


9.20 


8.05 


6.90 


42.00 


Short-term rate 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.00 


25.90 


28.20 




Termination charge. . . 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


7.20 


48.00 


Short-term rate 


17.75 


20.50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


31.50 




Termination charge. . . 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


7.50 


54.00 


Short-term rate 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28.40 


31.60 


34.80 




Termination charge. . . 


14.30 


13.00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


7.80 


60.00 


Short-term rate 


19. 85 


23.50 


27.15 


30.80 


34.45 


38.10 




Termination charge. . . 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 


8.10 



Aimual 

flat 

rates. 



$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Shor1>term rate 

Termination charge. . . 



7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


16. 50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


i.no 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28. 60 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.60 


1.25 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 



12 
months. 



$12.00 

"is.'oo 
is. 66 
"24.' 66 
' 36.' 66 
"36." 66 
' "42.' 66 

"48." 66 

"54.' 66 
"66.'66 



Note. — The minimum charge.is for one month. For fractional parts of succeed- 
ing months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate 
increases for each additional month. To determine the charge in coimection with 
any annual rale not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages imder a message-rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being 
not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the mini- 
mum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or unusual new constniction. In such cases, the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period 
of use under'the annual flat rate for tlie same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract 
equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the 
schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in 
one year. 
Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the mmimum charge being three-fourths of 
the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located 
in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-foiurths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines.— The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunk line rate, under " Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to bo 
the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the 
annual rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge 
being three-fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of 
one of several stations located In the same building as the switchboard, that 
longest in service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages.— When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum ammal 
rate as the munber of messages used bears to the number of messages guar- 
anteed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such pro- 
portion of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears 
to the whole year. When the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, 
the minimum specified m the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for 
the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 



HAJRRISBURG, PA.— Contmned. 

Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line measure- 
ment, beyond the base rate area): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof. $5. 00 

Two-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Four-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route meastu^ement), per 

quarter-mile or fraction thereof, S5. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 

Joint-user service, business flat rate, individual or party line, one-half regular rate. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch 
exchange station, during the first year or within one year from the last free 
move — 

Inside move $1. 00 

Outside move — 

Main station moved Independently 3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved Independently 3. 00 

Extension station moved In conjunction with and to same address as 

main Stat ion 1 . 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards under annual contracts, during the first 
year or within one year from the last free move — 

Same Another 

Inside move — room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $5.00 $8.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10.00 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move- 
Cordless switchboard, 10 Imes or less $10. OO 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord switchlioard, over 40 lines Atcost. 

Trunk Ime, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal). 2.00 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years, at cost. 

UARRISBURO, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY 
TELEPHONE CO. OF PENNSYLVANIA IN EFFECT MAY 21, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
Ime. 


2-party 
Ime. 


4-party 
line. 


Party line, 
local only. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$48.00 
36.00 


$36.00 
30.00 


$30.00 
24.00 


$24.00 
18.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


6.00 






Rates applying to all other exchanges operated by company. 




Individual 
line. 


2-party 
Ime. 


4-party 
line. 


Party line, 
local only. 


Extension 
station. 




$36.00 
30.00 


$30.00 
24.00 


$24.00 
18.00 




$6.00 


Residence 


'$15.00 


6.00 







' With a few exceptions, the $15 rate does not apply. 
HARTFORD, COIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHERN NEW 
ENGLAND TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

(The local service area includes Bloomfield, East Hartford, Hartford, Newington, 
Rocky Hill, South Windsor, West Hartford, and Wethersfield, Conn.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Auxiliary 
Ime. 


Extension 
station. 




$84.00 
36.00 


$60.00 




$50.00 


1 $8.00 




$30.00 


' 6.00 











• Plus installation charge of $2. 
Message rates. 



Local messages 
per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


6-party 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


Btisiness: 




$30.00 




4 
4 
4 
3i 

f 

4 


>$8.00 


1 200 


$48.00 
54.00 
60.00 
66.00 
72.00 






1 500 








1 800 








2 ICO 








2 400 








Residence: 
400 or less 




$25.00 


16.00 











■ Plus instaUation charge of $2. 

Individual and party-line short-term service: Short-term flat-rate service for periods 
of 6 months or less, ischarged for at two-thirds of the standard annual rate. Emer- 
gency service, tnstaUed on account of sickness, for periods of not more than one 
month, is furnished for a flat charge of $5. 



88 



TELEPHONES. 



MAKTFORU, COKIV.— Continued. 

Rural-line service: Service is tiu-nished on an eipht-plus-party line basis to both 
business and residence subscribers at $18 per annum. The local service area to 
rural-line subscribers covers only that portion of the township in which such sub- 
scribers are located, which is served by the same exchange. Messages to all other 
stations within tlie exchange area are charged for at 6 cents each. No toll is 
charged for incoming messages originating at subscribers' stations within the 
base-rate area or at subscribers' stations outside the base-rate area on which 
mileage is charged (not rural line stations). Toll charges to other exchanges are 
the same on mos^ages from rural-line stations as on messages from subscribers' 
stations within the base-rate area served by the same central office. Eight- 
plus-party rural line stations, on which the 5-cent charge applies on messages 
to stations outside of the township of the calling station but within the same 
exchange area, are equipped with coin boxes. 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (subscribers bear the expense of installation, 
excepting that portion to which regular mileage charges apply) — 
Commercial, department store, family hotel, and apartment house — Flat rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, without operating tele- 
phones, no additional charge. 

First trunk line, both-way only $S4. CO 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 50. 00 

Stations, each 8. 00 

Ringing circuit — S7.50 per aimum, per one-quarter mile or fraction 
thereof of circuit required, plus (subscribers bear costs incidental to 

the installation of local ringing power) 10. 00 

Commercial, department store, family and transient hotel, and apartment 
bouse — Message rates- 
Switchboard, cord, or cordless, with battery power, without operating tele- 
phones, no additional charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 

Stations, each ." $3. 00 

Local messages— guarantee— 

5,000 per annum, S150.00; additional local messages, each 0. 03 

10,000 per annum, $300.00; additional local messages, each 0. 03 

15,000 per annum, $100.00; additional local messages, each 0. 02i 

20,000 per annum, $500.00; additional local messages, each 0. 02J 

Ringing circuit— $7.50 per annum per one-quarter mile or fraction 
thereof of circuit required, plus (suliscribers bear costs incidental to 

the installation of local ringing power) 10. 00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges- 
Business and residence — Flat rates (subscribers bear tho expense of installa- 
tion and the cost of maintaining the wiring) — 

First trunk lino, both-way only $84. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 50. 00 

Stations, each ". 8. 00 

Excess exrhange-line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line distances. 
In outlying sections having a community of interests an averacre mileage charge 
is usually applied on party-line service, hut individual-line mileage is computed 
separately for each subscriber. These average mileage charges are computed on 
air-line distances between the centers of such communities and the boundary of 
the base-rate area); 

Individual line or private branch exchange tnmk line, per quarter- 
mile or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Party line per station, per quarter-mile, or fraction thereof 1. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (rriileage charges are based on route measurements), 

per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $-1. 
Joint-user service; 

Flat rates, one-half the annual rate for the class of service employed. 
Message rates, $8. 
Moving charges; 
Individual and party lines- 
Moving a station to a different location on the same premises $1. 00 

Moving a main station to premises which are already wired 2.00 

Moving a main station to premises which are not wired 3. 00 

Private branch exchanges — Moving a part or all of a private branch exchange 
system, actual cost. 
No charge is made under contracts for individual and party lines if the existing 
service has been used continuously at the same location for the full preceding 
year, or if the subscriber has paid the standard charges for all changes of 
location or equipment made during such preceding year, or if at the time of 
moving a contract is taken for a higher grade of service at an increased rate. 

HATTIESBUKG, MISS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE HATTIESBURG TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 7, 1914. 

IndividuaJ mid party line automatic service. 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 


Extenson 
station. 


Business... 


$36. 00 
24. 00 


$30. 00 
18. 00 


$12. 00 
6.00 







ISEKKOIV, WEBR. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE LINCOLN TELEPHONE &. 
TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JULY 1, 1914. 



Individual and party 


line service. 








Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Farm line. 


Business .* 


824. 00 
12.00 


$15. 00 




Residence 


$15 00 









HEIil^VIEW, Ilil,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1914. 

Business $12. 00 

Business with extension on same lino in same building ix. oo 

Residence 12. 00 

Residence with extension on same line in same building ' 18 00 



BUIVCKlrEY, MINIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $18.00 

Business station, e.Ktension set 6. 00 

Residence station, individual line 12. 00 

Rural connecting companies $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

HOBOaiEIV, IV. J. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE 

CO. 

[Hoboken is included within a district area which also includes Bayonne and 
Jersey City, N. J., and the exchange rates in effect in all three cities are described 
in one statement. In the alphabetical arrangement of statements here employed, 
this statement may be found under Bayonne, N. J.] 

HO!L,I.Al>f», RIICH. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CITIZENS' TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT APR. 28, 1914. 

[Exchange area includes Holland and rural territory adjacent.] 

Individual and party-line service (flat rates): 





Individual 
line. 


4-partyline. 


Business . . .. 


$33. 00 
18.00 






$15.00 







Rural party line, $18 uj>. Rural party-line rates increase for distance beyond 6 
miles or less than 8 on line. 

HOlrYOKE, MASS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 26, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Schedule I. — The local service area includes Holyoke and parts of Chicopce, 
South Hadley, and Westfield. 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party line. 


4-partyline. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$51. 00 
30.03 


$42. 00 
24.00 




$27. 00 


$6.00 


Residence 


$21.00 


6.00 









Message rates (business only). 

Local messages per annum 825 

Individual line $33. 00 

Additional local messages: 

Up to a total of 6,000, each 0.03 

Next 6,000, each 0.02-| 

All others, each 0.0:'i 

Extension station _ 6. 00 

Schedule II.— The local service area includes Agawam, Chicopee, Holyoke, 
Longmeadow, Springfield, and West Springfield, and parts of East Longmeadow, 
Ludlow, South Hadley, and Westfield. 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party line. 


iiiie. 


Business .... 


$75. 00 
54.00 




$27.00 ' .$6 00 


Residence 


$42. 00 


! 6 00 







No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial, residence, hotel, and apartment house — Message rates (contracts 
are not accepted for periods of less than 3 years. No. 2 business systems are 
limited to a total of 10 lines) — 

Switchboard, with battery power, an operator's telephone or receiving 
station with switching devices and 2,500 local messages per annum.. . $75. CO 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 21.00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages — 
First 3,500, each (in hotels and apartment houses all additional local 

messages are charged for at 3 cents each) 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each o. 02? 

All others, each 0.02 J 

Ringing circuit (applies only within a radius of 1 mile, air-line distance, 
from a central olhce, for installations of 19 stations or less. No addi- 
tional charge is made if subscribers, within 1 mile from the central 
office, contract for 20 stations or more. Beyond this distance a mile- 
age charge is made of $5 per quarter-mile or fraction thereof) 18. 00 

Hotel— Message rates- Season service (contracts are not accepted for periods of 
less than 5 years nor for less than 50 stations and allow service for a period of 
5 months in each year) — 

Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 
operator's telephone for each position No charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only No charge. 

Stations — 

First 50, each $5. 00 

Over 50, each 4.(0 

Local messages, each 0. 03 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



89 



HOLYOKE, MASS — Coutinued. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Department store — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less 
than 5 years nor for less than 50 stations) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone No charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages — 

First 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02f 

All others, each 0. 02^ 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Residence — ilat rates (contracts are not accepted 
for a period of less than 3 years. Interior cable in exce-ss of 500 feet and all out- 
side cable between a subscriber's buildings on the same premises, is furnished 
at the subscriber's expense. The rate quoted for receiving stations includes 
switching devices for all stations): 

Trunk lines, both-way, each S30. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 27.00 

Receiving station, with switching devices 24.00 

Station, with or without switching device, each 6. 00 

Short-term service: 
Emergency service (regular installation and removal charges apply as specified 
below under 3 months' service) — 
Flat rate, individual line or residence No. 2 private branch exchange tnuik 
line — 

First day $3.00 

Each additional day 0. 75 

Message rate, trunk line and private branch exchange station (either or both)— 

First three days S.5.00 

Each additional week (charge not to exceed annual rate) 1. 00 

Three-months periods — 

Flat rates. 



Business: 

Individual 1 ine 

Party line 

Residence: 

Individual line or No. 2 private branch exchange 
trunk line 

Party line, per station 



Schedule I. Schedule II. 



$21.00 
18.00 



18.00 
15.00 



S32.00 



26.00 
22.00 



Message rates. — Private branch exchange trunk line (no installation charge), $12. 

Service continuing beyond the initial 3 months period is charged for at a rate 
for each whole month equal to one-ninth the difference between the short-term 
rate and the annual rate for similar service, with a charge pro rata for fractional 
parts of a month. 
The following charges are made, in addition to the rates quoted above, for instal 
lation and removal of equipment furnished for short periods: 
If instrument is on premises and inside wiring and drop wiring are in 

place $2. 00 

If Doth inside wiring and drop wiring are in place, but it is necessary to 

furnish an instrument 3. 00 

If either inside wiring or drop wiring Is in place, but not both, and in- 
strument must be installed 4. 00 

If it is necessary to install inside wiring, drop wiring, and instrument 5. 00 

Excess exchange line mileage (mileage is charged on the air-line distances beyond 
2 miles from the central office): 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk Itue, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof S2. 50 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1. 00 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 0. 50 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 
Extension lines — 

First half-mile or fraction thereof SIO. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5. 00 

Tie lines (between switchboards in the same exchange) — 
Switchboards contracted for by the same subscriber in separate buildings — 

First mUe or fraction thereof $35.00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof (when the switch- 
boards are ta the same building and only inside wiring is required, 

the minimum charge per line is $10) 8.75 

Switchboards contracted for by different subscribers in separate buildings 
(not more than 3 private branch exchange switchboards of different sub- 
scribers will be connected together by means of tie lines) — 

First mile or fraction thereof. 800.00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 15. 00 

Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence 3. 00 

Names of tenants in hotels and apartment houses 5.00 

Joint-user service: 

Flat rates, individual line or private branch exchange, one-half of annual rate 
not to exceed $50. ' 

Message rates, individual line or private branch exchange, $5. 
Movuig charges: 
Individual or party-line stations or No. 1 private branch exchange stations- 
Inside move — 

25 feet or less of inside wiring necessary $1. 00 

Over 25 feet of inside wiring necessary 2. 00 

Outside move — 

Droi>and inside wiring necessary and instrument to be placed 5.00 

Drop or inside wiring (one only) necessary and instniment to be 

placed .j . 00 

No wiring necessary but instniment to be placed 3. 00 

No wiring necessary and mstniment in place 2.00 

■Wbcn a main station, extension station, and other station equipment are moved 

at the same time, the work practically constituting one jol), full charge is rafide 

for moving the main station, and one-half the scheduled charges for moving the 

other apparatus. 

Moves of switchboards, entire No. 1 private branch exchange systems or No. 2 

private branch exchange station3,^are made at actual cost. 
At any time after the expiration of the initial contract period the subscriber may 
extend his contract for another contract period in lieu of payment of the above 
Charges. 



H017ST0IV, TEX. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHWESTERN 
TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CO. (NEW YORK) IN EFFECT 

AUG. 22. 1914. 

[The local service area includes Houston, Houston Heights, Harrisburg, and Central 

Park.] 

Individual and party-line service (flat rates) — 





Individual 
line. 


"■^nt^ 


4-party 
line. 


Extension station. 




«60. 00 
24.00 


$42.00 




$12.00. 


Residence ... . . 


S18.00 


/Desk set, $12.00. 
\Wall set, $6.00. 







No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for less 
than 2 trunk lines and 4 stations, including operators' telephones)— 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power and ringing circuit, without 

operators' telephones No additional charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $60.00 

Stations, each (extension stations, not to exceed the number of trunks 

connected, are furnished at $12 each per annum) 24. 00 

Transient hotel — Message rates (subscribers furnish the Wiring) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with an operator's telephone for each position — 
Nonmultiplo — 

Magnetic signal, capacity 30 lines 24. CtO 

Lamp signal, capacity 30 lines 30. 00 

Magnetic signal, capacity SO lines 30. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 80 lines 39. 00 

Multiple — 

Magnetic signal, capacity 200 lines 48. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 240 lines 48. 00 

Lamp signal, equipped for — 

240 to 600 lines CO. 00 

O ver 500 lines 72. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only , No additional charge. 

Stations, each- 
First 25 $5. 00 

Over 25 3.00 

Local messages, each 0. 02J 

Battery power 24. 00 

Ringing circuit — 
Nonmultiple switchboard — 

Capacity 30 lines 12. 00 

Capacity 80 lines 18. 00 

Multiple switchboard — 

Magnetic signal, capacity 200 lines 18. 00 

Lamp signal, capacity 300 lines 24.00 

Lamp signal, capacity 500 lines, equipped for — 

240 lines 30. 00 

Over 240 lines 36.00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges and No. 1 residence systems — Flat rates (subscribers 
furnish the cabling. Contracts are not accepted for less than 2 trimk lines 
and 6 stations for business service nor for less than 1 trunk line and 4 stations 
for residence service) : 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each- 
Business $60. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Business 24. 00 

Residence 12. 00 

Short-term service: The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rale for the 
class of service employed, the minimum charge being the rate for 3 months, plus 
the cost of installation, except in the case of private branch excliange trunk lines 
for which the charge is $7.50 per month for a minimum period of 6 months. 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
3| miles from the central office): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $3.00 

Party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements), 

per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $3. 
F.xtra directory listings, business or residence, each, $4. 
Joint-user service: 

Business $12. OO 

Residence 6. 00 

Moving charges: No charge is made for moving telephone equipment provided 
service has been rendered continuously at the same location on the same premises 
for 1 year or more, and provided service is continued at the new location for the 
en.suihg 12 months. Except as noted, telephone equipment is moved at actual 
cost, with a minimum charge of $1. 

ISAXTI, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
AND TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Busine.ss station, individual line $18. 00 

Residence station, individual line 12. 00 

Extension station 6. 00 

Rural station 15. OO 

Rural connecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

JACKSOIX, MISS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE MISSISSIPPI HOME 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 7, 1914. 

Individual and party line automatic service. 





Individual 
line. 


Party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$30. 00 
24.00 


$.30.00 
18.00 


$12 00 


Residence 


6.00 







90 



TELEPHONES. 



JACKSOIWVII.L.E, FliA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHERN BELL 
TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Note. — Where the same charge is shown for service with different numbers of 
subscribers on a circuit, under business or residence flat rates or message rates, 
the lower grades of service are ordinarily employed only beyond the base-rate 
area, with mileage charges. 

Flat rates. 





Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension station. 


Business 


SOO. 00 
36.00 


$48.00 
24.00 


S48.00 
24.00 


S30.00 


$18.00. 


Residfncc 


(Wall set, 812.00. 
\Desk set, S18.00. 







Message rates (on monthly guarantee basis). 



Local messages per 
annum. 


Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
mes- 
sages 
(cents). 


Extension station. 


Business: 

1,200 


$36. 00 
6.00 


$36.00 
5.00 


$36.00 
5.00 
18.00 
3.00 


3 


$18.00. 


Limit of charge per 




Residence: 

600 


1 = 




Limit of charge per 
month 






["Wall set, $12.00. 
\Desk set, $18.00. 











Individual and party-line short-term service: 
Emeigency service (the charge is the regular monthly rate for the period of service 

plus the estimated e.vpense of installation and disconnection). 
Season service (for not less than 4 months, the charge is the regular rate for the 
period of service, plus 50 per cent). 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (contracts are for periods of 5 years)— 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates^ 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each 
station originally connected, minimum charge $24: when a considerable 
number of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch- 
board chaige is modified accordingly. 

Trunk lines, both-way , each $90. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 45.00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12. 00 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 
36 cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is $2 per aimum per station, including operators' tele- 
phones. The niunber of circuits required is determined by multiplying the 
number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the 
central office by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
including operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,(KX). 
Ringing cu-cuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per aimum; and a power charge of .?6 per annum. 
Commercial and department store — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each 
station originally connected, minimum charge $24; when a considerable 
number of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch- 
board charge is modified accordingly. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $48. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages.— One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, [or each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, 
or ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 
Battery power.— This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum for eacli circuit; and a power charge of 36 cents 
per annum for each station, mcludtng operators' telephones. The maxi- 
mum charge is S2 per annum per station, including operators' telephones. 
The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number 
of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office 
by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including 
operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 
Ringing circuit.— This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per armum. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates.— 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, 30 per cent of 

the cost. Installed. 
Trunk lines, both-way or incoming, each (the average number of 
originating local messages per month for each trunk line in service 
must be 2U0 or more before an additional tiTmk line will be furnished) . $36. 00 
Stations, main or extension, each — 

When company installs and maintains inside wiring 6.00 

When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring 4.00 

Local mes,sages.— One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each' 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, or 
ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 



jrACHSOIVVILiL.C:, FliA Continued. 

Private branch exchange service — Continued. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — Continued. 
Battery power.— This charg." is computed as follows: A circuit charge of S3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal cliarge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 12 cents 
per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The maxi- 
mum chaige is 50 cents per station, including operators' telephones. The 
number of cii cuits required is determined by multiplying the number of 
feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office by 
the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including operators' 
telephones, and dividing the product by 120,000. 
Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route mea,surement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — 
Business and residence — Flat rates (contracts are for periods of either 1 or 3 years. 
Under 1-year contracts subsciibers pay the actual cost of cabling, including 
the cost of labor and material. Under 3-year contracts subscribers pay the 
actual cost of cabling in excess of 50 feet for any station, including the cost of 
labor and material. The maximum equipmentfurnished is that for 10 Unes) — 





1-year 
contract. 


3-year 
contract. 


Trunk lines, both-way, each: 

Business " 


$90. 00 
54.00 

45.00 
27.00 
18.00 
12.00 
15.00 


$90. 00 


Residence 


54.00 


Trunk lines, incoming, each: 


45.00 


Residence 


27 00 


Receiving station, with switching device 

Stations, main or extension, with switching device, each. . 
Battery power and ringing circuit 


24.90 
15.00 
15 00 







Excess exchange-line mileage (charges are computed on air-line measurements 
beyond the city limits at $5 per quarter-mile or fraction thereof and are quoted on 
a "per line" basis. On unfilled party lines the total charge for mileage bears 
the same relation to the above rate as the number cf subscribers connected bears 
to the number that may be connected CiU that type of line. Under message-rate 
contracts one local messege per month is allowed, without additional charge, for 
each 3 cents per month on the mileage charge). 
Extension and tie-line mileage: 

Extension Unes, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Tie lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 10. 00 

Under message-rate contracts, one local message per month is allowed without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the mileage charge. 
Extra directory listings, each, per annum, $3. Under message-iate contracts, one 
local message per month is allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 cents 
per month of the charge for listings. 
Joint-user service: 



Flat rates: 

Individual line 

2-party line 

4-party line 

Message rates: 

Individual line 

Limit of charge per month 
2-party line 

Limit of charge per month 
4-party line 

Limit of charge per month 



Business. Residence. 



$24.00 
18.00 
18.00 

12.00 
2. 00 

12.00 
2.0'J 

12.00 
2.00 



$12.00 
6.00 
6.00 



6.00 
1.00 



Under message-rate contracts, one local message per month is allowed without 
additional charge, tor each 3 cents per month of the charge for joint-user service 
Moving charges: 

Move to another location in the same office or room, each station .?1. 00 

Move to another location in the same building, each station 2. 00 

Move to another building, together with extensions and supplemental 

equipment, if any, each main station 3. 00 

Changing service from individual to par ty line, each main station 2. 50 

Changing party-line subscriber to another party line, at subscriber's 

request 2. 50 

Changing equipment at subscriber's request, when the change Is not 

required f' r the efficiency of the service 1. 50 

Any move of a private branch exchange switchboard together with all associated 

stations and apparatus, to another location on the same or different premises 

estimated cost of labor and material. 

JACKSOIWIIilii;, Il.Ii. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1914. 

Business $24.00 

Business with extension on same line In same building 36. 00 

Residence 18. 00 

Residence with extension on same line in same building 27. GO 

JERSSV CITV, IV. J. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE 

CO. 

[Jersey City is included within a district area which also includes Bayonne and 
Hoboken, N. J., and the exchange rates in effect in all three cities are described 
in one statement. In the alphabetical arrangement of statements here employed, 
this statement may be found under Bayoime, N. J.] 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



91 



JOHI^STOWIV, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CENTRAL DISTRICT TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Johnstown and eight surrounding localities.] 

Individual and party-line service (flat rates): 





Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
line. 


^S^^ 


X^ 


Both- 

way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business 


$30.00 
24.00 


$24.00 
18.00 






$36. 00 


$6.00 




$15.00 


$12.00 


6.00 









Rural-line service: 

Business $24. 00 

Residence 18.00 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service: 
Business or residence — !• lat rates^ 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power 30.00 

First both-way trunk linos, business 30. 00 

Additional both-way trunk lines, business, each 36. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, residence, each 24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with loss than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for 
ringing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Business or residence — Message rates- 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $24.00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 24.00 

Stations, main or e.\1;ension, each 6. 00 

Local messages, giiarantee 1,200, each 0. 03 

Additional local messages, each 0. 04 

If contracted for in ad van ce, in lots of 100, each 0. 03 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for ring- 
ing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Hotel — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for less than 20 stations, exclud- 
ing operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone for each position $24.00 

Trunk lines, both-way only (for flat-rate trunk lines, see the following para^ 

graphs). No additional charge. 
Stations, main or extension, each (no additional charge is made for the 
stations and booth equipment installed in public corridors for the 

use of the generalpublic) $6. 00 

Local messages.— The subscriber, as the company's agent, Charges patrons the 
regularly established public telephone rates for aU local and toll messages and 
receives a commission on all charges for local and toll messages originating 
at the private branch exchange system. 
Hotel — Messige rates— With flat-rate trunk lines — 
Flat-rate trunk li'ies may be connected with hotel message-rate private branch 
exchanges for use in connection with flat-rate business stations, which may be 
provided only for the use of officials and employees of the hotel. Under such 
an arrangement the flat-rate trunk lines terminate on special cords, the plugs 
of which do n ot fit the message-rate station jacks. Station s which are to have 
flat-rate service are equipped with two jacks to permit connections with either 
the flat-rate or message-rate trunk lines, and with any other private branch 
exchange station. Flat-rate trunk lines are not listed in directory. 
Flat-rate trunk lines are charged for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for business flat-rate private branch exchange service. The charges 
for the switchboard and for those stations whicli are equipped for connection 
with the flat-rate trunk lines are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply under the business flat-rate and hotel message-rate 
schedules. 
Short-term service: 
Individual and party line — 
Flat rates. — The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 




month. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


Short-term rate 


§12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


15.00 


Short-term rate 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.00 


13.25 


13.50 




Terminaiion charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


18.00 


Short-term rate 


12.50 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


24.00 


Short-term rate 


13.55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


18.30 




Termination charge. . . 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


6.30 


30.00 


Short-term rate 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


21.60 




Termination charge. . . 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


6.60 


36.00 


Short-term rate 


15.65 


17.50 


19.35 


21.20 


23.05 


24.90 




Termination charge. . . 


12.65 


11.50 


10. 35 


9.20 


8.05 


6.90 


42.00 


Short-term rate 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25.90 


28.20 




Termination charge. . . 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


7.20 


48.00 


Short-term rate 


17.75 


20.50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


31.50 




Termination charge. . . 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


7.50 


54.00 


Short-term rate 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28.40 


31.60 


34.80 




Termination charge. . . 


14.30 


13.00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


7.80 


60.00 


Short-term rate 


19. 8S 


23.50 


27.15 


30.80 


34.45 


38.10 




Termination charge. . . 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 


8.10 



jrODIVSTOWIV, PA.— Continued. 

Short-term service— Continued. 
Individual and party line — flat rates — Continued. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 



7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32. 30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.00 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.00 


2.40 


1.20 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47. 60 


50.80 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.00 


1.30 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56. 35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 



12 

months. 



$12.00 
"is. 66 
"is." 66 

"24.'66 

' '36.' 66 
"36.06 
"42.' 66 
"48.66 
' '54.' 66 
CO.' 66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of suc- 
ceeding months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which 
the rate Increases for each additional month. To determine the charge in 
connection with any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate 

Eart of such annual rate the termination charge specified above for the next 
igher annual rate. 
Extension stations.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for the 
period of service plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate for the 
remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of the 
established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located 
in the same building as the main station that longest in service is assumed to be the 
one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for the 
period of service plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate 
for the remaining portion of the year, the min imum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate, under " Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the period of service plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the sime building as the switchboard, that longest in service 
is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guar- 
anteed under such rote, the minimum charge being not less than such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to 
the whole year. When the number of messages used equals or exceeds the 
minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the mes- 
sages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line distances, 
beyond the base-rate areas): 

Individual lines, per q uarter-mile, or fraction thereof $5.00 

Two-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Four-party lino, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-hne mileage (charges are computed on route measurement), per 

quartOT-raile or fraction thereof, $5. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 

Joint-user service, business flat rate, individual or party line, one-half regular rate. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch 
exchange station, during the first year or within one year from the last tree 
move — 

Inside move $1. 00 

Outside move- 
Main station moved independently 3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard '. 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunctiun with and to same address as 

main station 1 CO 

Private branch exchange switchboards under annual contracts, during the first 
year or within one year from the last free move — 

Same Another 

Inside move — room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $5.00 $8.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10.00 18. CO 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move — 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $10. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord .switchboard, over 40 lines -'^t cost. 

Trunk line, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal). $2.00 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years, at cost. 

JOHIVSTOWIV, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE JOHNSTOWN TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 1, 1914. 

[Exchange area includes Johnstown and localities and territory within a radius 
averaging about 7 miles.] 



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TELEPHONES. 



JOHNSTOWN, PA.— Continued. 
Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Less than 1 mile: 
Business 


$30. 00 
24.00 

36. 00 
30.00 

42.00 
36.00 

6.00 


S24. 00 
18.00 

30.00 
24.00 

36.00 
30.00 

4.00 








1 to 3 miles: 


S24.00 


Residence. . 


18.00 


More than 3 miles: 
Business 


30.00 




24.00 


Mileage beyond exchange area per i mile or 


3.00 







Rural-line service: Multiparty lines, $24. 

Private branch exchange service: 

Switchboard (1 pusiticjn cord) battery power and operating telephone. $30.00 

Switchboards, additional, per position 25. 00 

Trunks, each 36. 00 

Stations, each, extension-station rate. 

Miscellaneous: 

Listing contract 6. 00 

B usiness-extension station 12. 00 

Residence-extension station 6. 00 

Desk-set equipment, additional 6.00 

Extension bells 3. 00 

JOIiSET, ILL,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDEPEND- 
ENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$30. 00 
18.00 


($7.56-$9.00 

\ 9. 90-12. 00 

6 00 


Residence 







Miscellaneous service per station: 

Employees (female) $9. 00 

Employees (male) 12. 00 

Rural 18. 00 

KANEVILLE, ILL,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDEPEND- 
ENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$24.00 

30.00 
18.00 




$6.00 


Business, including toll free to Big Rock or 
Sugar (Srove 




Residence 


$18.00 


18.00 





KANSAS CITY, KANS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ICANSAS CITY HOME 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAR. 8, 1913. 

Individual-line service (metallic circuit): 





Individual 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$54. 00 
36.00 


$12. 00 
9.00 


Residence 





Exceptions to above rates, if any.— The business rate in the territory inside a 
pomt 2 J miles from the Chamber of Commerce Building, near Firth and Central 
Avenue, is $54 per year, and outside this limit, for each mile or fraction 
thereof, $24 per year. The $12 rate on extension applies where extension 
IS in the same room or suite of rooms. 

Extension gongs $6 00 

Extension bells 3 00 

Intercommunicating system: 

Trunks 60.00 

Stations 15 00 

Private branch exchange: 
Commercial- 
Switchboards 30 00 

Trucks V •;:•■•-•, ^.w:::::^:::.'. eoioo 

stations on switchboards 12 oo 

Stations outside, per mile or fraction thereof ..!!!.!.......!! 24! 00 



KANSAS CITY, KANS.— Continued. 

Private branch exchange — Continued. 
Hotel- 
Trunk lines and switchboard Free. 

25 to 50 stations $10. 80 ' 

51 to 100 stations 9. CO 

101 stations or more 7. 20 

Subscriber furnishes inside •wiring. 
Miscellaneous: 

Switchboard key 6. 00 

Spring jacks, per pair 3.00 

Toll tr unks 36. 00 

RetuTA buzzer circuits 3.00 

Private lines: 

Stations, each 12. 00 

Mileage, per mile or fraction thereof, for inside mileage 24. 00 

Switch to connect private line with main line 6. 00 

Extra service on business station (publishing name of a nonsubsoriber) 

with one clasification in alphabetical an 1 business classified list 12. 00 

Extra name on business station (publishing name of a representative 
of main subscriber) with one classification in alphabetical and business 

classified list 4. 00 

Extra names on residence station 4. 00 

For extra sen'ice and e.xtra names to be published in bold-face type 8.00 

Moving charges (a charge of $3 will be made for moving a station from one address 
to another, and a charge of $1.50 for moving a station from one location to another 
at the same address, provided same has not been used for 12 consecutive months 
at e.xact location occupied before move is made). 

KANSAS CITY, KANS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE MISSOURI & KANSAS 
TELEPHONE CO. 

[Kansas City, Kans., is included within the Kansas City, Mo., district area, and thf 
exchange rates in eflect in both cities are described in the statement under Kansas 

City, Mo.] 

KANSAS CITY, MO. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE KANSAS CITY HOME 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAR. 1, 1913. 

Individual line— unlimited service: 

Business, within corporate limits $60. 00 

Business, outsiile corporate limits, $60 plus $6 for each quarter-mile or fraction 
thereof. 

Residence, within cor]5orate limits $36.00 

Residence, outside corporate limits, $36 plus $6 tor each quarter-mile or fraction 
thereof. 
Extensions: 

Busuiess stations in same room, each $12. 00 

Business stations, outside room, $12 plus $6 for each quarter-mile or fraction 
thereof. 

Residencestations $9. 00 

Gongs 6. 00 

BeUs 3. 00 

Intercommunicating system: 

Business trunks, each 60. 00 

Business stations, each 15.00 

Residence trunks, each 36. 00 

Residence stations, each 12.00 

Private branch exchange: 
Commercial — 

Switchboard 30. 00 

Trunks , 60. 00 

Stations inside building 12. 00 

Stations outside building, $12 plus $6 for each quarter-mile or fraction thereof. 
Hotel— 

25 to 50 stations per year, each 10. 80 

51 to 100 stations] er year, each 9.00 

101 or more stations per year, each 7.20 

Hotel wall type instruments furnished; desk telej^hone, $3 additional. Oper- 
ator furnished and paid by subscriber. Subscriber furnishes inside wiring. 
Minimum number of stations, 25. Trunks and switchboards furnished free. 
Private lines: 

Instruments $12. 00 

Mileage— 

Outside building, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 6. 00 

Inside Ijuilding, jier mile or fraction thereof 12. 00 

Switch to comioct private line wilh exchange line 6. 00 

Miscellaneous service: 

Switchboard keys 6. 00 

Spring jacks, per pair 3. 00 

Return buzzer circuits 3.00 

Publishing name of a nonsubsoriber, with one classification in alpha- 
betical and Ijusiness classified list 12. 00 

Publishing name of a rejiresentative of main subscriber, with one classi- 
fication in alphabetical and business classified list 4. 00 

Extra name on residence service 4. 00 

Heavy type on extra service and extra names 8. 00 

Moving charges: 

A charge of $3 is made for moving a station from one building to another and a 
charge of $1.50 for moving a station from one location to another within the 
same building, provided same has not been used for 12 consecutive months at 
exact location occupied before move is made. 
A charge of $3 is made for moving outside stations on private branch ex- 
changes and a charge of $1.50 for moving inside stations on private branch 
exchanges. 
A charge of cost is made for moving stations on intercommunicating systems. 
Vacation rate: Telephones wiU be placed on halt-rate basis for a period of not more 
than 90 or less than 30 days. By this arrangement outgoing service only is fur- 
nished; and reserves the directory Listing and gives the privilege to call central 
in cases of emergency. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



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KAIVSAS CITV, MO., AIVD KANSAS CITV, KAI\S. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE MISSOURI & KANSAS 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUGUST 22, 1914. 

KANSAS CITY DISTRICT SERVICE AREA. 

The exchanges and central offices ia the Kansas City district service area are as 
follows: 

Exchanges. Central offices. 

Kansas City, Mo Main, Grand , South, East, Hiland, Leeds. 

Kansas City, Kans West, Argentine. 

Bethel, Kans Bethel. 

Merriara, Kans Merriam. 

Rosedale, Kans Rosedale. 

Mount Washington, Mo. Subscribers in Mount Washington who contract tor 
district service have the designation " Brooks' ' ; subscribers to local service , the desig- 
nation " Fairmount." No special designations are given to distinguish between dis- 
trict and local subscribers connected with other central offices. 

Individual and party-line and rural-line service. 

Schedule I. — Schedule I is available to all subscribers served by any central office 
in tlie five exchanges above enumerated and tliis schedule, with mileage charges, 
when applicable, entitles subscribers to messages without other charges to all 
stations bearing the designation of any central office in Kansas Cil.y, Kans.; 
Bethel, Kans.; Merriam, Kans.; Rosedale, Kans.; or Kansas City, Mo. (e.xcept to 
subscribers to Schedule II rates connected to the Leeds central othce at Kansas 
City, Mo.); to "Brooks" subscribers in Mount Washington under Schedule V, 
and to subscribers in Washington Township, Jackson County, Mo., under Sched- 
ule VII. 

Note. — Subscribers to Schedule I connected to Leeds central office are allowed 
messages without other charges to all Leeds subscribers, to both " Brooks" and 
" Fairmount" subscribers in Mount Washington and to any station connected 
to the Independence central office, in addition to stations in the area outlined 
above. 

Flat rates. 



Individual line 

2-party line 

4-party line 

Inward auxiliary line. 

E xtension station 



Business. 



S60.00 



36.00 
12.00 



Residence. 



$36.00 
30.00 
24.00 



/Kansas, 9.00 
\Missouri, 12. DO 



Schedule II. — Schedule II is available to subscribers served by the Argentine central 
office in Kansas City, Kans., and by the central offices in Rosedale, Bethel, and 
Merriam, Kans., and by the Leeds central office in Kansas City, Mo. This 
schedule entitles subscribers to messages, without other charges, to all stations 
bearing the same central office designation. In addition. Bethel subscribers at 
Schedule II rates are allowed messages, without other charges, to stations con- 
nected to the West central office of Kansas City, Kans. Leeds suljscribers at 
Schedule II rates are allowed messages without other charges to Independence 
subscribers and to both "Brooks" and "Fairmount" subscribers in Mount 
Washington. 

Flat rates. 



Individual line 

2-party line 

Extension station . 



Business. 



$30. 00 



12.00 



Residence. 



818.00 
15.00 
19.00 

2 12. 00 



' Kansas. 



- Missouri. 



Schedule III. — Schedule III is available to subscribers in Main, Grand, South, 
East, Hiland, and Leeds central offices. The rate covers messages to any 
station in tlie Kansas City district service area, and to "Brooks" subscribers 
in Mount Washington. 
Subscribers' coin-box rates (business or residence) — 
Individual line.— Guaranty of 15 cents per day. Refund of 2 cents each on 

messages in excess of guaranty. 
Two-party line. — Guaranty of 10 cents per day. Refund of 1 cent each on 
messages in excess of guaranty. 
Schedule /U.— Schedule IV is available to subscribers in Argentine, Bethel, Mer- 
riam, Rosedale, and West central offices. The rate covers messages to any sta- 
tion in the Kansas City district service area, and to "Brooks" subscribers in 
Mount Washington. 
Subscribers' coin-box rates (business or residence) — 
Individual line. — Guaranty of $4 per month to cover 80 messages. Excess 

messages, 3 cents each. 
Four-party line.— Guaranty of $2.25 per month to cover 45 messages. Excess 
messages, 5 cents each. 
Schedule V. — Schedule V is available to subscribers in the Mount Washington 
exchange. Subscribers under this schedule have the designation "Brooks" and 
are entitled to messages, without other charges, to any station in the Kansas City 
district service area, to "Fairmount" subscribers in Mount Washington, and to 
stations connected to the Independence central office. 

Flat rates. 





Business. 


Residence. 




884. 00 
12.00 


848. 00 


Extension station 


12.00 







KAl^SAS CITY, MO., Al%'» KANSAS CITV, KAIVS Contd. 

KANSA.S CITY DISTRICT SERVICE AREA — continued. 

Individual and party-line and rural-line service — Continued. 

Schedule F/.— Schedule VI applies to subscribers in rural sections adjacent to 
Argentine, Bethel , Merriam, and Rosedale central offices, and entitles subscribers 
to rnessages, without other charges, to any station in the Kansas City district 
service area, to " Brooks" subscribers in Mount Washington and to subscribers 
under Schedule VII rates in Washington Town.ship, Jackson County, Mo. 
Flat rates. — Rural 10-party line, S24. 
Schedule VII. — Schedule VII is available to subscribers in Washington Township, 
Jackson County, Mo., and entitles subscribers to messages, without other 
charges, to any station in the Kansas City district service area (except subscribers 
connected to Leeds central office under Schedule II), and to "Brooks" sub- 
scribers in Mount Washington. 
Flat rates: 

Rural 4-party line rate $42. 00 

Rural 10-party line rate 24. 00 

Schedule T-7//.— Schedule VIII is available to subscribers in the rural districts 
adjacent to Hiland central office, and entitles subscribers to messages, without 
other charges, to any station in the Kansas City district service area. 
Flat rates.— Rural 10-party line, $18. 
Schedule IX. — Scliedule IX"is available to subscribers at Argentine, Bethel, Leeds, 
Merriam, and Rosedale central offices, and entitles subscribers to messages, 
without other charges, to all stations connected to the same central oiiJce; 
except in the case of Bethel, where subscribers under Schedule IX are also 
allowed messages, without other charges, to stations connected to the West 
central office; and except in the case of Leeds, where subscribers under Schedule 
IX are also allowed messages, without other charges, to Independence sub- 
scribersand to " Brooks" and " Fairmount" subscribers in Mount Washington. 
Flat rales. — Rural lU-party line, $12. 
Individual and party-line sliort-term service.— The charge is the proportionate part 
of the annual rate for the class of service employed, minimum period one month 
plus a termination charge equal to II per month for the unexpired portion of 
the initial contract year. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for less 
than 3 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power and an operator's telephone, 

maximum capacity 3 trunks, 7 lines 836. 00 

Switchboard, cord, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each 
position, maximum capacity 80 lines- 
Equipped for 15 lines or less $24. 00 

Additional equipment for each group of 10 lines or less 4. 80 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 60.00 

Stations, each — 

1 to 40 12. 00 

41 to 60 9. 00 

61 to 80 6. 00 

81 to 100 3. 60 

Over 100 3. 00 

Ringmg circuit 24. 00 

Family hotel and apartment house — Flat rates (subscribers furnish and maintain 
wiring t'Ctween the switchboard and stations in hotel rooms. Contracts are 
not accepted for less than 3 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Sv/itchboard, cordless, with battery power and operator's telephone, maximum 
capacity 3 trunks, 7 lines— 

In Missouri $36. 00 

In Kansas 21. 00 

Switchboard, cord, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each 
position, maximum capacity 80 lines — 

Equipped for 15 lines or less $24.00 

Additional equipment for each group of 10 lines or less 4. 80 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 60. 00 

Stations, each— 

ItolO 6.00 

1 1 to 20 5. 40 

21 to 35 4. 80 

36 to 50 4. 20 

51 to'lOO 3. 60 

Over 100 3. 00 

Ringing circuit 24. 00 

Transient hotel — Message rates (subscribers furnish the wiring between the switch- 
board and stations in hotel rooms) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, no additional charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 
Stations, each — 

1 to 10 86. 00 

11 to 20 5. 40 

21 to 35 4. 80 

36 to 50 4. 20 

51 to 100 3. 60 

Over 100 3. 00 

Local messages, no guaranty, eacli 0. 02^ 

No. 2 private branch exchange: 
Business and residence— Flat rates (in Missouri, subscribers furnish the interior 
wiring; in Kansas, the company furnishes the interior whing, but an instal- 
lation charge is made where excessive construction is necessary. Contracts 
are not accepted for less than 3 stations. The maximum equipment furnished 
consists of 10 lines) — 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each — 

Business $60.00 

Residence 36. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Busijiess 15.00 

Resideiice 12. 00 

Secrecy switch 3. 00 

Excess exchange-line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
the base rate area): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $6. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4.20 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 40 

Extension and lie-line mileage (charges are computed on the shortest established 

route lietween terminals), per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $6. 
Extra directory IL^tings, busmess or residence, $3. 
Jomt-user service: 

Business $12. 00 

Residence 6. 00 

Moving charges: 
Inside move — 

To another location in the same room 1. 00 

To another location in the same building 1.50 

Outside move 2. 50 



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TELEPHONES. 



NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PENINSULAR TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 23, 1914. 

Individual and party-line flat-rate service: 





Individual 
line. 


Individual 

line, 
joint-user. 


Party line. 


Party line 
joint-user. 


Business 


$30. 00 
18.00 


$12.00 
9.00 


$27. 00 
18.00 


$12. 00 


Residence 


6.00 







Extensions: 

Business station (deslc or ■wall) $12. 00 

Residence station (desli or wall) 12. 00 

Bells (business or residence) 3-00 

Gongs (business or residence) 6.00 

Directory service: 

Extra listing 3. 00 

Additional Ime 3. 00 

1.ANCASTKK, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE BELL TELEPHONE CO. 
OF PENNSYLVANIA IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Lancaster, Landisville, Lititz, Millersville, New 
Holland, and Strasburg.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 




$48.00 
30.00 


$42. 00 
24.00 


$24. 00 
18.00 


$36.00 


$6.00 




6.00 









Message rates {business only). 



Local 
messages 

per 
annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


600 

800 

1,000 

1,200 


$30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 


4 

4 
4 
4 


$6.00 









Additional messages $3 per 100, if contracted for in advance. 

Rural line service: 

Business $24. 00 

Residence 18. 00 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service: 
Business or residence — Flat rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $30. 00 

First both-way trunk lino, busmess 48.00 

Additional both-way trunk lines, business, each 36. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, residence, each 30. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Ringing power.— Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in comiection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
cormected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for 
ringing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Business or residence — Message rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, witn battery power $24. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 24. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages, guarantee 1,200, each 0. 03 

Additional local messages, each 0. 04 

If contracted for in advance, in lots of 100, each 0.03 

Ringing power.— Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at .S24 per annum. No charge for 
ringing power in cormection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Hotel — Message rates (contracts axe not accepted for less than 20 stations, exclud- 
ing operator's telephones) — 

Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit and an 
operator's telephone for each position $24. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only (for flat-rate trunk Imes, see the following 
paragraphs) No additional charge. 

Stations, mam or extension, each (no additional charge is made for the 
stations and booth equipment, installed In public corridors for the 
use of the general public) 6. 00 

Local messages.— The subscriber, as the company's agent, charges patrons the 
regularly established public telephone rates for all local and toll messages and 
receives a commission on all charges for local and toll messages originating at 
the private branch exchange system. 



liAIVOASTER, PA.— Continued. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchange service— Contmued. 
Hotel message rales- With flat-rate trunk Imes— 
Flat^rate trunk lines may be connected with hotel message-rate private branch 
exchanges for u>e in connection with flat-rate busmess stations, which may 
be provided only for the use of officials and employees of the hotel. Under 
such an arrangement the flat-rate trunk lines terminate on special cords, the 
plugs of which do not fit the message-rate station jacks. Stations which are 
to have flat-rate service are equipped with two jacks to permit connections 
with eitlier the flat-rate or message-rate trunk lines, and with any other 
private branch exchange station. Flat-rate trunk lines are not listed in 
directory. . , , , , 

Flat-rate trunk lines are charged for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for Inisiuess flat-rate private branch-exchange service. The charges 
for the switchboard and for those stations which are equipped for connection 
with the fiat^rate trunk luies, are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply under the business fiat-rate and hotel message- 
rate schedules. 
Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines— 

Flat rates.— The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 
flat 
rate. 




1 
month. 


2 
months. 


3 
months. 


4 
months. 


5 
months. 


6 
months. 


$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 


Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-terra rate 

Terminat ion charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination chaage.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 


$12. 00 
11.00 
12.25 
11.00 
12.50 
11.00 
13.55 
11.55 
14.60 
12.10 
15.65 
12.65 
16.70 
13.20 
17.75 
13.75 
18.80 
14.30 
19.85 
14.85 


$12. GO 
10.00 
12.50 
10.00 
13.00 
10.00 
14.50 
10.50 
16.00 
11.00 
17.50 
11.50 
19. 00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13.00 
23.50 
13. 50 


$12.00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15.45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10.35 
2L30 
10.80 
23. 25 
11.25 
25.20 
11.70 
27.15 
12.15 


$12.00 

8.00 
13.00 

8.00 
14.00 

8.00 
16.40 

8.40 
18.80 

8.80 
21.20 

9.20 
23.60 

9.60 
26.00 
10.00 
28.40 
10.40 
30.80 
10.80 


$12.00 

7.00 
13.25 

7.00 
14.50 

7.00 
17.35 

7.35 
20.20 

7.70 
23.05 

8.05 
25.90 

8.40 
28.75 

8.75 
31.60 

9.10 
34.45 

9.45 


$12.00 

6.00 
13.50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.60 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 


Annual 
flat 
rate. 




7 
months. 


8 
months. 


9 
months. 


10 

months. 


11 
months. 


12 
months. 


$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 


Short-term rate 

'Termination charge . . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Ternunation charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge.. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 


$12. 00 

5.00 
13.75 

5.00 
15. 50 

5.00 
19.25 

5.25 
23.00 

5.50 
26.75 

5.75 
30.50 

6.00 
34.25 

6.25 
38.00 

6.50 
41.75 

6.75 


$12. 00 

4.00 
14.00 

4.00 
16.00 

4.00 
20.20 

4.20 
24.40 

4.40 
28.60 

4.60 
32.80 

4.80 
37.00 

5.00 
41.20 

.5.20 
45. 40 

5.40 


$12.00 

3.00 
14.25 

3.00 
16.50 

3.00 
21.15 

3.15 
25.80 

3.30 
30.45 

3.45 
35.10 

3.60 
39.75 

3.75 
44.40 

3.90 
49.05 

4.05 


$12.00 

2.00 
14.50 

2.00 
17.00 

2.00 
22.10 

2.10 
27.20 

2.20 
32.30 

2.30 
37.40 

2.40 
42.50 

2.50 
47.60 

2.60 
52.70 

2.70 


$12.00 

1.00 
14.75 

1.00 
17.50 

1.00 
23.05 

1.05 
28.60 

1.10 
34.15 

1.15 
39.70 

1.20 
45.25 

1.25 
50.80 

1.30 
56.35 

1.35 


$12.00 

"is." 66 
"i8.'66 

'24.'66 

"'30.' 66 

'"36.'66 
'42.'66 
'48.'66 

""54.'66 

"'66.'66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one mouth. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate in- 
creases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annnal 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages under a message-rate contract Is 
less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the miolmum charge being 
not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the mini- 
mum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note. — Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of ser\-ice, effective from 
the beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are 
q_uoted and where the proiiosed change does not involve either a serious sac- 
rifice of original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases 
the maximum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for 
the period of use imJer the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade 
of service. When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate 
contract equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge 
is the schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used 
in one year. 
Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of 
the established annual rate. I) pon disconnection of one of several stations located 
in the same V)uilding as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to 
be the one disconnected. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



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liAIVCASTBR, PA.— Contmued. 

Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-hall the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourtbs 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the tnink-liiie rate, under "Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the armual 
rate, for the period of ser\-ice, plus one-half the proportionate part of the 
armual rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge 
betug three-fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of 
one of several stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that 
longest in servic e is assumed to be the one discormected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than, the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum 
armual rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages 
guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such 
proj'ortion of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year 
bears to the whole year. When the number of messages used equals, or 
exceeds, the mmimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract 
rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line measure- 
ments, beyond tlie municipal limits of Lancaster, and beyond a radial distance 
of 1 mile from the central office): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Two-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Four-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2.00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurement), 

per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, jo. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, %3. 

Joint-user service, business flat rate, individual or party line, one-half regular rate. 
Moving charges: 
Individualor partyline, main or extension station or No. 1 private branchexchange 
station, during the first year or within one year from the last free move — 

Inside move $1 . 00 

Outside move — 

Main station moved independently 3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1.00 

Extension station moved independently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station ''. 1.00 

Private branch exchange switchboards under annual contracts, during the first 
year or within one year from the last free move — 

Same Another 
Inside move — room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less 85.00 $8.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move — 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $10. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Trunkllne, tie line, or outside extensionline (switchboard terminal). 2.00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years, at cost. 
I.ANSING, MICH. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CITIZENS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT APR. 28, 1914. 

[Exchange area includes Lansing and rural territory adjacent.] 
Individual and party-line service (flat rates): 





Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Business 


$33.00 
22.00 


$27.00 
18.00 


$24.00 


Residence 


16.00 







Rural party line $18. 00 

Rural party line rates increase for distance beyond 4 miles or less than 8 on line. 

1,AWREIVCE, MASS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 26, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Lawrence, North Aadover, parts of Methuen, 
Dracut, Andover, and Salem, N. H.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 



IfAWRBIVCE, MASS.— Continued. 

Individual and party-line service — Continued. 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 





Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$57.00 
33.00 






$30.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


$27.00 


$25.00 


6.00 









Message rates (business only). 

Local messages per annum 720 

Individual line $36. 00 

Additional local messages: 

Up to a total of 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02i 

All others, each 0.02i 

Extension station 6. 00 





Guarantee.! 


Minimum 
charge. 


Local 

messages 

(cents.) 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business, 4-party. . . 
Residence, 4-party. . 


1} local messages per day... 
1 local message per day 


$27.38 
18.25 


5 
5 


$6.00 
6.00 



1 On annual basis. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial, residence, hotel, and apartment house — Message rates (contracts are 
not accepted for periods of less than 3 years), No. 2 business systems are lim- 
ited to a total of 10 lines — 
Switchboard, with battery power, an operator's telephone or receiving 
station with switching devices and 2,500 local messages per atmum.. $75.00 

Trunk lines, botli-way only, each 21.00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages — 
First 3,500, each (in hotels and apartment houses, all additional local 

messages are charged for at 3 cents each) 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02J 

All others, each 0. 02J 

Ringing circuit. — (Applies only within a radius of 1 mile, air-line dis- 
tance, from a central olBce, for installations of 19 stations or less. 
No additional charge is made if subscribers, within 1 mile from the 
central office, contract for 20 stations or more. Beyond this dis- 
tance a mileage charge is made of $5 per quarter-niile or fraction 

thereof) 18. 00 

Hotel — Message rates— Season service (contracts are not accepted for periods of 
less than 5 years nor for less than 50 stations and allow service for a period of 
5 months in each year) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone for each position No charge 

Trunk lines, botli-way only No charge 

Stations — 

First 50, each S5. 00 

Over 50, each 4. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 03 

Department store — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less 
than 5 years, nor for less than 50 stations) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone No charge. 

Trunkliues, both-way only, each $24.00 

Stations , each 6. 00 

Local messages — 

First 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6.000, each 0.02} 

All others , each 0. 02| 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — residence— Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for 
a period of less than 3 years. Interior cable in excess of 500 feet and all out- 
side cable between a subscriber's buildings on tlie same premises, is fur- 
nished at the substTiber's expense. The rate quoted for receiving stations in- 
cludes switching devices for all stations): 

Trunk lines, both-way, each. $33.00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 30. 00 

Receiving station, with switching devices 24. 00 

Stations, with or without switching device, each 6.00 

Short-term service; 
Emergency service (regular installation and removal charges apply as specified 
below under 3 months' service — 
Flat-rate individual line or residence No. 2 private branch exchange trunk line — 

First day $3.00 

Each additional day 0. 75 

Message-rate tnmk line and private branch exchange station (either or both) — 

First 3 davs $5. 00 

Ivach additional week (charge not to exceed annual rate) 1. 00 

Three-month periods — 
Flat rales — 
Business — 

Indiv idual hue $23. 00 

Residence — 

Individual line or No. 2 private branch exchange trunk line 19. 00 

Party line, per station 16. 00 

Message rates — 

Private branch exchange trunk line (no installation cha-ge) $12. 00 

Sei-vice continuing beyond the initial 3-montbs' period is charged for at a rate 
for each whole month equal to one-ninth the difference between the short- 
term rate and the annual rate for similar' service, with a charge pro rata 
for fractional parts of a month. 
The fallowing charges are made in addition to the rates quoted above, for instala- 
tion and removal of equipment furnished for short periods: 

Ifinstrument is on premises and inside wiring and drop wiring are in 
place $2. 00 

Ifljoth inside wiring and drop wiring are in place, but it is necessary to 
furnish an instrument 3. 00 

If either inside wiring or drop wiring is in place, but not both, and instru- 
ment must be installed 4.00 

If it is necessary to install inside wiring, drop wiring, and instrument 5. 00 

Excessexchange-line mileage (mileage is charged on the air-line distances, beyond 2 
miles from the central ollice): 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter- 
mile or fracticn thereof -. $2. SO 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1. 00 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mUe or fraction thereof 0. 50 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 
Extension lines — 

First half-mile or fraction thereof $10.00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5. 00 

Tie lines (between switchboards in the same exchange) — 
Switchboards contracted lor by the same subscriber in separate buUdings — 

First mile or fraction thereof $35. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof (when the switchboards are in 
the same building and only inside wiring is required, the minimum charge 
per line is $10), $8.75. 
Switchboards contracted for by different subscribers in separate buildings. 
(Not more than 3 private branch exchange switchboards of different 
subscribers will bo connected together by means cf tie lines) — 

First mUe or fraction thereof $60. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 15. 00 



96 



TELEPHONES. 



LAWREIMCX:, MASS.— Continued. 

Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence $3. 00 

Names of tenants in hotels and apartment houses 6.00 

Joint-user service; 
Flat rates— Individual line or private branch exchange, one-half of annual rate, 

not to e.Kceed S50. 
Message rates— Individual line or private branch exchange, S5. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party-line stations or No. 1 private branch exchange stations — 
Inside move — 

25 feet or less of inside wiring necessary $1. 00 

Over 25 leet of inside wiring necessary 2. 00 

Outside move- 
Drop and inside wiring necessary and insti'ument to be placed 5. 00 

Drop or inside wiruig (one oniy) necessary and instrument to be 

placed 4. 00 

No wiring necessary, but instrument to be placed 3.00 

No wiring necessary and instrument in place 2. 00 

When a main station, extension station, and other station equipment are moved 

at the same time, the work practically constituting one job, full charge is made 

for moving the main station, and one-half the schedule charges for moving the 

other apparatus. 

Moves of switchboards, entire No. 1 private branch exchange systems, or No. 2 

private branch exchange stations are made at actual cost. 
At any time afler the expii-atiou of the initial contract period, the subscriber 
may extend his contract for another contract period in lieu of payment of the 
above charges. 

I.EX1IVGTOIV, KY. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE KATES OF THE FAYETTE HOME TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT DECEMBER, 1913. 

Lexington Exchange, area confined within city limits: 

Business, individual line S57. 00 

Business, 2-party line 42.00 

Business, extension 9.00 

Business, listed extra user 18.00 

Business, one-way 36. 00 

Extra listing member of fir:n 3. 00 

Residence, individual lino 30. 00 

Residence, 2-party line 24. 00 

Residence, extension 6.00 

Residence, listed extra user 9. 00 

Residence, extra listing member of same family 3. 00 

All extension bolls 3. 00 

Fayette County, outside of city limits, per month: 

Individual lino, residence, $2.75 plus 83 cents a mile, not to exceed S4.75 net. 
Two-party lino, residence, $2.25 plus 42 cents a mile, not to exceed .?3.50 not. 
Four-party lino, residence, anywhere in county, net $2.50. 
Eight-party lino, residence, anywhere in county, net S2. 
Individual lino, business, $5 plus 83 cents a mile, not to exceed $6.25 net. 
Two-party line, business, $3.75 plus 42 cents a mile, not to exceed $5 net. 
Four-party line, business, anywhere in county, $4 net. 
Eight-party line, business, anywhere in county, $3.50 net. 
Outside of county, special rate on application. 

Athens Exchange, area within 1^ miles: 

Business, individual line $33. 00 

Business, 2-party line 24.00 

Ilesidence, mdividual line 21.00 

r.esidence, 2-party line 18. 00 

(For additional rates, see Lexington.) 

Rural service, outside of exchange area, per month: 

Individual line, residence, $2.83, $3.46, $4.29, $5 gross, not to exceed $4.75 net. 
Two-party line, residence, $2.42, $2.84, $3.76, $3.68 gross, not to exceed $3.50 net. 
Four-party line, residence, $2.21, $2.42, $2.63, $2.75 gross, not to exceed $2.50 net. 
Individual line, busmess, $3.83, $4.46, $5.29, $6.12 gross, not to exceed $6.25 net. 
Two-party line, business, $3.17, $3.59, $4.01, $4.43 gross, not to exceed $5 net. 
Four-party line, business, $2.96, $3.17, $3.38, $3.59 gross, not to exceed $4 net. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDEPEN- 
DENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual and rural line service. 





Individual 
line. 


Rural party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$24. 00 
IS. 00 


$24. 00 
18.00 


$12. 00 
6.00 


Residence 





l,IJ¥C01,IV, IVICBR. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE LINCOLN TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JULY 1, 1913. 

[Exchange area confined to city limits. Additional charge outside of exchange 
area, where there is an existing pole line, for each one-fourth mile or fraction 
thereof, 1-party $5, 2-party $3.] 

Individual and party-line service : 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
fine. 


Extension 
set. 


Farm line. 


Business 


$72. 00 
27.00 


$54.00 
21.00 


$12.00 
6.00 


$30. 00 
24.00 


Residence 





Extra service: 

Two parlies using same station (business) S12 00 

Residence apartments, boarding houses, etc 3 00 

Extension bells 3'qq 

Individual line, business, incoming calls only . ...... 48 00 



I.IIVDSTROM, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $24. 00 

Residence station, individual line 18. 00 

Residence with business 12.00 

Extension set 6. 00 

Business, summer season 15.00 

Residence, summer season 10.00 

Rural station 15. 00 and 12. 00 

i,itchfie:i.i>, aiiiniv. 

net annual exchange rates of the tri-state telephone 
and telegraph co. in effect. aug. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $18. 00 

Residence station, individual line 12.00 

Extension station 6. 00 

Rural station 12. 00 

Rural connecting companies $3 per year per station; per month, flat rate, $5. 

I.ITT1.E ROCK, ARK. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHWESTERN TELE- 
GRAPH & TELEPHONE CO. (NEW YORK) IN EFFECT AUG. 22, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Little Rock, Argenta, and Pulaski Heights.] 

Individual and party-line service (flat rates); 





Individual 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$60. 00 
27.00 


$12.00 


Residence . 


6.00 







No. 1 private branch exchanges: 

Commercial and department store — Flat-rale contracts are not accepted for less 
than 2 trunk lines an 1 4 stations, excluding operator's telephones- 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power and an operator's 

telephone for each position $24. 00 

Trunk lines, both- way only, each 60. 00 

Stations- 
First 20— 

Main stations, each 24. 00 

Extension stations, each 12. 00 

All others 6. 00 

Ringing circuit 24. 00 

Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or conlless, with battery power, ringing circuit and an oper- 
ator's telephone for each position No additional charge. 

Trunk lines, both- way only No additional charge. 

Stations, each — 

Where subscriber pays cost of inside wiring $3. 00 

Where company pays cost of inside wiring 6. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 02J 

No. 2 private branch exchanges and No. 1 residence systems: 
Busmess and residence — Flat rates (subscribers furnish the cabling, including 
cable terminals)— 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each — 

Business $60. 00 

Residence 27. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each- 
Business 24. 00 

Residence 18. 00 

Stations, for intercommunicating purposes only, each — 

Business 12. 00 

Residence 12. 00 

Secrecy switches, each 3. 00 

Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
4 miles from the central office) : 
Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof- 
Business $6. 00 

Residence 3. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage: 
Extension line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, air-line distance — 

Business $6. 00 

Residence 3. 00 

Tie-line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, air-line distance. . . 7. 50 

Extra directory listings, business or residence, each 4. CO 

Extra directory listings, business or residence, each 4. 00 

Joint-user service: 

Business 12. 00 

R esidence 0. 00 

I.OCKPORT, IL,L,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDE- 
PENDENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$30.00-$24.00 
$18.00- 12.00 


S7 56 


Residence 


6 00 







Employees' station $9. 00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



97 



liOCHPORT, N. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NIAGARA COUNTY HOME 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 1, 1913. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 




$36. 00 
24.00 


$24.00 


Residence 


15.00 







Extensions: 

Wall or desk set connected only to exclusive line in same building $10. 00 

Extension bell connected in same building with Instrument 2. 00 

Miscellaneous service: 

Extra listing in company's official directory 2. 00 

Rural or multiparty service, wall-set instrument only, may be non- 
selective 12. 00 

liOS AIVOEl.ES, CAIi. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE HOME TELEPHONE & 
TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1913. 

Individual and party-line — unlimited service: 





Individual line. 


2-party line. 


4-party line. 


Exten- 




Desk. 


Wall. 


Desk. 


Wall. 


Desk. 


Wall. 


station. 


Business 


$69.00 
30.00 

27.00 
66.00 
42.00 


$63.00 
27.00 

24.00 
60.00 
36.00 


$51. 00 
27.00 

21.00 


$45. 00 
24.00 

18.00 


$42.00 


$36.00 


$12.00 




12.00 


Apartment house (10 








Sending line, business . 
Receiving line, business 





























Individual and party line— limited service: 





Individual line.' 


2-party line. 2 




Desk. 


Wall. 


Desk. 


Wall. 


Business 


$66.00 
27.00 


$60.00 
24.00 


$54.00 


$48.00 













1 1,200 calls, 2 cents additional. 2 720 calls, 3 cents additional. 

Intercommunicating systems — unlimited service: 





First 
trunk. 


Second 
trunk. 


Station. 


Business 


$96. 00 
48.00 


$72.00 


$15.00 


Residence 


9.00 









Apartment house (10 or more), per station: Desk, $24: wall, $21. 

Intercommunicating systems — limited service, 1,200 calls (additional calls, 2 cents 
each): 

Each 2-way trunk, business only $48. 00 

Stations 12. 00 

Private branch exchanges — unlimited service: 

Commercial- 
Switchboards with station 12. 00 

Trunk, first 96. 00 

Trunk, each additional 72. 00 

Trunk, sending 60. 00 

Trunk, receiving 36. 00 

Stations 12. 00 

Extension stations 12. 00 

Hotel, apartment, and lodging house — 

Switchboards with station 12. 00 

Trunk, first 60. 00 

Trunk, each additional 48. 00 

Trunk, sending 60. 00 

Trunk, receiving 36. 00 

Stations 4. 20 

Stations, outside rooms 12. 00 

Extension stations 12. 00 

Private branch exchanges— limited service: 

Commercial— 1,200 calls (additional calls, 2 cents each) — 

Switchboard with station 12. 00 

Trunk, first 48.00 

Trunk, each additional 48. 00 

Stations 9. 00 

Hotel, apartment, and lodging house— 1,200 calls (additional calls, 2J cents 
each)- 

Switchboards with station.. $12. 00 

Trunk, first 4 48.00 

Trunk , each additional 48. 00 

Stations 4. 20 

81100°— 15 7 



I^OS AIVGEL,ES, CAL.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1912. 

[The local service area includes Los Angeles and Glendale.) 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Outgoing 

auxiliary 

line. 


Incoming 

auxiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business: 

Wall set 

Desk set 

Residence: 

Wall set 


$60.00 
66.00 

36.00 
36.00 


$48.00 
48.00 

27.00 
27.00 


$36.00 
42.00 

18.00 
24.00 


$60. 00 
66.00 


$36.00 
42.00 


$12.00 
12.00 

12 00 


Desk set 






12.00 











Message rates (on monthly guarantee basis). 



Local messages per annum. 


Individual line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 


Wall set. 


Desk set. 


station. 


Business: 

720 


$48.00 
60.00 

24.00 


$54.00 
66.00 

27.00 


3 
2 

2 


$9 00 


1,200 


9 00 


Residence: 

600 


9 00 







Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



Business only, 1-party. 



Guarantee (on monthly 

basis). 



3 local messages per day. . 



Minimum 
charge. 



1 $54. 75 



Local 

messages 
(cents). 



Exten- 
sion sta- 
tion. 



$12.00 



> Additional charge of $6 per year for desk set. 

2 Refimd of 2 cents per message allowed on local-message charges in excess of 
guarantee. 

Individual and party-line short-term service: 
Flat rates — 
Three months' contracts, double regular rate for period of service. 
Three to six months' contracts, regular rate for period of service plus 50 per 

cent. 
Six to nine months' contracts, regular rate for period of service plus 25 per 
cent. 
Mftssage rates (regular contract rate for period of service plus one month's rental 
at the minimum messsge rate for same class of service). 
Rural-line service — suburban service: 

Business $36. 00 

Residence 30. 00 

The company builds circuits up to 5 miles from the central office provided there 
is an average of two or more stations per mile of circuit; beyond 5 miles the 
subscribers pay part or all of the construction cost. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (an installation charge is made 
if the contract period is less than 3 years. Contracts are not accepted fur 
less than 2 trunk lines and 4 stations, excluding operators' telephones)— 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, per position $12. 00 

First tnink line, bof h-way 96. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 72. 00 

Tnmk 1 ines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Trunk lines, outgoing, each fiO. 00 

Stations, each 12. 00 

Ringing circuit 21.00 

Hotel and apartment house — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for a period 
of less than 3 years, nor for less than 2 trunk lines. Subscribers are required 
to contract for an additional trunk line for each 25 stations or fraction thereof 
connected in excess of 50) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power and an operator's tele- 
phone for each position, per position $12. 00 

First trunk line, bolh-way - 60- 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 48. 00 

Stations, not in guest rooms, each 12.00 

Stations, in guest rooms, each 4. 20 

Ringing circuit 21.00 

Comrnercial and department store— Message rates (an installation charge is made 
it the contract period is less than 3 years. Contracts are not accepted for 
less than 2 trunk lines and 4 stations, excluding operators' telephones)— 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, and an operator's tele- 
phone for each position, per position $12.00 

Tnmk lines, both-way only, including 1,200 local messages per annum 

(on a monthly basis), each ^t'?\n 

Stations, each 9- ^0 

Additional 1 ooal messages, each n-j nn 

Ringing circuit 21. 00 



98 



TELEPHONES. 



1,0s AIVGEIiES, CAIi — Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exclianges— Continued. . 
Hotel and apartment house— Message rates (contracts are accepted for a perioa 
ofnot less than 3 years)— » , ., 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power and an operators tele- 
phone for each position S12. 00 

Tr\ink lines, both-way only, including 1,200 local messages per annum 

(on a monthly basis), each 48. 00 

Stations, not in guest rooms, each i'nr, 

Stations, in guest rooms, each ^-00 

Local messages, each oV ' nn 

Ringing circuit ^1. uu 

No 2 private branch ex-changes— business— Flat rates (under 3-year contracts 
an installation charge is made to cover the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. 
Under 1-year contracts an installation charge is made to cover the labor of 
making the installation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Contracts 
are not accepted for less than 2 trunk lines and 4 stations: 

First trunk line, both-way «»o- JJO 

Additional tnink lines, both-way, each i . nn 

Trunk lines, incoming, each rnnn 

Trunk lines, outgoing, each 60-00 

Stations, with switching device, each- 
Equipped for 10 lines ion 

Equipped for 20 lines 1°. Oo 

Equipped for 30 lines 21. 00 

No. 1 residence systems— Flat rates (an installation charge is made to cover the 
labor of making the installation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Con- 
tracts are not accepted for less than 3 stations): 
Receiving station, with switching device, battery power, ringing circuit, and one 
both-way trunk line— 

Equipped for 10 lines »^8. uu 

Equipped for 20 lines ol- ™ 

Equipped for 30 lines 54. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each- 
Equipped for 10 lines 9-00 

Equipped for 20 lines 12.00 

Equipped for 30 lines 15- 00 

No 2 private branch exchanges— business— Message rates (under 3-year contracts 
an installation charge is made to cover the cost of cable m excess of 300 feet. 
Under 1-year contracts an installation charge is made to cover the labor of 
making the mstallation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Contracts 
are not accepted for less than 2 trunk lines and 4 stations): 
Trunk lines, both-way only, including 1,200 local messages per annum 

(on a monthly bas"is), each S48. 00 

Stations, with sw'itching device, each- 
Equipped for 10 1 iues 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15-00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18-00 

Additional local messages, each 0-02 

Excess exchange-line mileage, mileage charges are computed on route measurements 
beyond the base-rate area: 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $6. 00 

2-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. 20 

4-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Extension-line mileage, mileage charges are based on route measurements, extension 

line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $6. 
Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence, each $3.00 

Hotels, names of guests, each 6. 00 

Joint-user service: 

Flat rates, business only 18. 00 

Message rates or subscribers' coin-box rates 3. 00 

Moving charges: No charge is made for moving station equipment in case the initial 
contract period has expired, provided the subscriber signs a new contract. 
Except as noted, the following charges apply for moving a station to another 
location — 

In the same room $1.00 

In the same building 2. 00 

In another building 3. 50 

LrOUISVIIil^E:, KV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CUMBERLAND TELE- 
PHONE AND TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

(The local service area includes Anchorage, Harrods Creek, Jefferson town, Louis- 
ville, Pewee Valley, Pleasure Ridge Park, and St. Matthews, in Kentucky; and 
Jeflersonville and New Albany, in Indiana.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 



liOUISVUil^E, KY.— Continued. 

Individual and party-line service— Continued. 

Subscribers' coin-boi rales. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business . .... 


$72- 00 
36.00 


$.51.00 
24.00 


1 $51.00 
I 24. 00 


$42- 00 


$12 00 


Residence 


12.00 









' Available only beyond the limits of the base-rate area, with mileage charges. 
Message rates {on monthly guarantee basis). 



Local messages per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


Business — 1,200 


$48.00 
30.00 


3 
3 


^12 00 


Residence — 996 


12 00 









Guarantee. 


Minimum 
charge. 


Local 

'messages 

(cents). 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business only, 1-party.. 


3 local messages per day 


$54. 00 


15 


$12.00 



' Refund of 2^ cents per message allowed on local message charges in excess of 
guarantee. 

Short-term service (short-term service and season service are furnished at 37 per cent 
of the annual rate for the class of service desired for the first three months or fraction 
thereof, plus 7 per cent of the annual rate for the class of service desired, for each 
month in excess of the first 3 months. For very short periods, as during illness, 
and in other cases where this rate would be excessive, approval is given to accept 
cancellations upon payment of regular charges for the period of service, minimum 
one month, plus a percentage of the installation and disconnection costs, deter- 
mined by the ratio of the unexpired portion of the contract period to the full con- 
tract period, plus an estimated depreciation on equipment and material). 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (contracts are for periods of 3 years; the mini- 
mum installation includes 2 trunk lines)— 
Commercial, department store, and residence— Flat rates- 
Switchboard, with battery power, and 1 operator's telephone for each posi- 
tion — 

Equipped for 25 lines or less $30. 00 

Additional equipment, for each 25 lines, or fraction thereof, added . 30. 00 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each — 

Business -. 90.00 

Residence 48. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12. 00 

Ringing circuit ■ 30. 00 

Commercial and department store — Message rates — 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit and 1 operator's telephone 
for each position — 

Equipped for 20 lines or less $36. 00 

Equipped for 21 lines or more 72.00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, with 83 local messages per month, each . . 60. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12-00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 02 

Hotel and apartment house— Message rates- 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with 1 operator's telephone, 30 per cent of the 

cost-, installed. 
Trunk lines, both-way or incoming, each (the average number of 
originating local messages per month for each trunk line in serv- 
ice must oe 200 or more before an additional trunk line will be 

furnished ) $36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each — 

When compan y installs and maintains inside wiring 6. 00 

When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring 4. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additional 

charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 

allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, 

or ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 

per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 

terminal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 12 

cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 

maximum charge is 50 cents per station, including operators' telephones. 

The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number 

of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central ofBce 

by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, Including 

operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 120,000. 

Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 

per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 

terminal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — 

Business or residence— Flat rates (contracts are for periods of either 1 or 3 years. 

Under 1-year contracts subscribers pay the actual cost of cabling, including 

the cost of labor and material. Under 3-year contracts subscribers pay the 

actual cost of cabling in excess of 50 feet for any station, including the cost of 

labor and material. The maximum equipment furnished is that for 10 lines — 





1-year 
contract. 


3-year 
contract. 


Trunk lines, both-way, each: 

Business 


$108. 00 
54.00 

54.00 
27.00 
18.00 
12.00 
15.00 


$108. 00 




54.00 


Trunk lines, incoming, each: 


54.00 


Residence 


27.00 


Receiving station, with switching device 

Stations, main or extension, with switching device, each. . 


24.00 
15.00 
15.00 







Excess exchange line mileage (mileage charges are computed on route measure- 
ments outside the city limits and beyond 2 miles from a central office on 
business service, and beyond 3 miles from a central office on residence service): 
Business or residence, per mile or fraction thereof- 
Individual line or 2-party line, per station $6.00 

Four-party line, per station 3.00 

Extension-line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Joint-user service, business only, $12. 
Moving charges: 4, 

Individual line — ~ 

Moving within the same room $1. 00 

Moving within the same building 2. 00 

Moving to another building 3. 00 

Private branch exchange, actual cost. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



99 



l,OUISVIL,L<E, KV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE LOUISVILLE HOME 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 5, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service (unlimited local service): 

Business, individual line $48. 00 

Business, extension station 12. 00 

Residence, individual liiie (service within 1 mile of courthouse) 24.00 

Residence, individual line (1 milebutless than 2 mUes of courthouse). 30.00 

Residence, indi vidualline (2 miles of courthouse and within city limits) . 36. 00 

Residence, 2-party line 24. 00 

Residence, extension stations 9. 00 

liOWEL,!., MASS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 26, 1914. 

(The local service area includes Lowell, Chelmsford, parts of Tewksbury, Dracut, 
Billerica and Tyngsboro.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


S57. 00 
33.00 






$30.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


$27. 00 


825. 00 


6.00 









Message rates (business only). 

Local messages per annum 720 

Individual line $36. 00 

Additional local messages: 

Up to a total of 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02| 

All others, each 0. 02i 

Extension station 6. 00 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



Business, 4-party. . 
Residence, 4-party. 



Guarantee.' 



H local messages per 

day. 
1 local message per day. 



Minimum 
charge. 



$27. 38 
18.25 



Local 
messages 
(cents). 



Exten- 
sion 
station. 



$6.00 
C.OO 



' On annual basis. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial, residence, hotel, and apartment house — Message rates (contracts are 
not accepted for periods of less than 3 years. No. 2 business systems are lim- 
ited to a total of 10 linos) — 

Switchboard, with battery power, an operator's telephone or receiving 
station with switching devices and 2,500 local messages per annum. . . $75. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 21.00 

StatioiLs, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages — ^ 

First 3,500, each (in hotels and apartment houses all additional local 

messages are charged for at 3 cents each) 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02J 

All others, each 0. 02| 

Ringing circuit (applies only within a radius 01 1 mile, air-line distance, 
from a central ollice, for in.stallations of 19 stations or less. No addi- 
tional charge is made if subscribers, within 1 mile from the central 
office, contract for 20 stations or more. Beyond this distance a mile- 
age charge is made of $5 per quarter-mile effraction thereof) 18. 00 

Hotel — Message rates — Season .service (contracts are not accepted for periods of 
less than 5 years nor for less than 50 stations and allow service for a period of 
5 months in each year) — 

Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 
telephone for each position, no charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, no charge. 

Stations — 

First 50, each $5. 00 

Over 50, each 4. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 03 

Department store — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less 
than 5 years, nor for less than 50 stations) — 

Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's telephone, 
no charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $24. 00 

Station*!, each ! 6. 00 

Local messages — 

First 6,000, each 0.03 

Next 6,000, each 0.02| 

All others, each 0. 02J 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Residence — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted 
loraperiod oflessthan3 years. InteriorcableinexcessofSOOfeetandall outside 
cable between a subscriber's buildings on the same premises is furnished at 
the subscriber's expense. The rate quoted for receiving stations includes 
switching device-s for all stations): 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $33. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 30. OO 

Receiving station, with switching devices 24. 00 

Stations, with or without switching device, each 6. 00 



IrOIVEL,!,, MASS Continued. 

Short/term service: 
Emergency service (regular installation and removal charges apply as specified 
below under 3-month service) — 
Flat rate individual line or residence No. 2 private branch exchange trunk line — 

First day 83. 00 

Each additional day 0. 75 

Message rate trunk line and private branch exchange station (either or both) — 

Fir.st 3 days $5. 00 

Each additional week (charge not to exceed annual rate) 1. 00 

Three-month period — 
Flat rates — 
Business — 

Individual line 23. 00 

Residence- 
Individual line or No. 2 private branch exchange trunk line 19. 00 

Party 1 ine, per station 16. 00 

Message rates — 

Private branch e.xchange trunk line (no installation charge) 12. 00 

Service continuing beyond the initial 3-month period is charged for at a rate for 
each whole month equal to one-ninth the diflerence between the short-term 
rate and the annual rate for similar service, with a charge pro rata for frac- 
tional parts of a month. 
The following charges are made in addition to the rates quoted above for instal- 
lation and removal of oquipraiMit lurnislied for short periods — 
If instrument is on premises and inside wiring and drop wiring are 

in place $2. 00 

If both inside wiring and drop wiring are in place, but it is necessary 

to furnish an instrument 3. 00 

If cither inside wiring or drop wire is in place (but not both) an instru- 
ment must be installed 4. 00 

If it is necessary to install inside wiring, drop wiring, and instrument. 5. 00 
Excess exchange-lino mileage (mileage is charged on the air-line distances, beyond 
2 miles from the central office): 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $2. 50 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1. 00 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile orfraction thereof 0. 50 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements: 
Extension lines — 

First half mile or fraction thereof $10. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5. 00 

Tie lines (between switchboards in the same exchange) — 
Switchboards contracted for by the same subscriber in separate buildings — 

First mile or fraction thereof 35. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile orfraction thereof (when the switch- 
boards are in the same building and only inside wiring is required 

the minimum charge per line is $10) 8. 75 

Switchboards contracted for by different subscribers in separate buildings 
(not more than 3 private branch exchange switchboards of different sub- 
scribers will be connected together by means of tie lines) — 

First mile or iraction thereof $60. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 15. 00 

Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence 3. 00 

Names of tenants in hotels and apartment houses 5. 00 

Joint-user service: 
Flat rates— individual line or private branch exchange, one-half of annual rate, 

not to exceed $50. 
Message rates — individual line or private branch exchange, S5. 
Moving charges — (individual or party-line stations or No. 1 private branch exchange 
stations) : 
Inside move — 

25 feet or less of inside wiring necessary $1.00 

Over 25 feet of inside wiring necessary 2. 00 

Outside move — 

Drop and inside wirhig necessary and instrument to be placed 5. 00 

Drop or inside wiring (one only) necessary and instrument to be placed 4. 00 

No wiring necessary, but instrument to be placed 3. 00 

No wiring necessary and instrument in place 2.00 

When a main station, extension station, and other station equipment are 
moved at the same tinie, the work practically constituting one job, full charge 
is made for moving the niain station, and one-half the scheduled charges for 
moving the other apparatus. 

Moves of switchboards, entire No. 1 private branch exchange systems or No. 
2 private branch exchange stations are made at actual cost. 

At any time after the expiration of the initial contract period, the subscriber 
may extend his contract for another contract period in lieu of payment of the 
above charges. 

liYlVIV. MASS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 26, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Lynn, Swampscott, Saugus, Nahant, and parts of 
Lynnfield, Peabody, and Revere.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 




$57. 00 
33.00 






$30.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


$27.00 


$25.00 


6.00 









Message rates (business only). 



Local messages per annum .... 

Individual line 

Additional local messages: 

Up to a total of 6,000, each . 

Next 6,000, each 

All others, each 

Extension station 



720 
$36. 00 

0.03 
0.02} 
0.02i 
6.00 



100 



TELEPHONES. 



I.YIVIV, MASS.— Continued. 
Individual and party-line service— Continued. 

Subscribers' coin-box rales. 



Business, 4-party . . 
Residence, 4-party . 



Guaranty. 



l.J local messages per day 
1 local message per day . 



Minimum 
charge. 



$27.38 
18.25 



Local 

messages 
(cents). 



Exten- 
sion sta- 
tion. 



.$r.. 00 
6.00 



1 On annual basis. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial, residence, hotel, and apartment hou.se— Message rates (contracts are 
not accepted for periods of less than 3 years. No. 2 business systems are lim- 
ited to a total of 10 lines)— 
Switchboard, with batterv power, an operator's telephone or receivmg 
station witli switching devices and 2,600 local messages per annum. . $75. 00 

Trunk lines, both- way only, each 21.00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages- 
First 3,500, each (in hotels and apartment houses all additional local 

messages are charged for at 3 cents each) 0. 03 

Next 0,000, each 0- 02| 

All others, each 0. 02i 

Ringing circuit (applies only within a radius of 1 mile, air-line distance, 
from a central oflice, for mstallation of 19 stations or less. No addi- 
tional charge is made if subscribers, within 1 mile from the central 
ollice, contract for 20 stations or more. Beyond this distance a mile- 
age charge is made of $5 per quarter-mile or fraction thereof) 18. 00 

Hotels— Me.ssage rates— Season service (contracts are not accepted for periods of 
less than 5 years nor for less than 50 stations and allow service for a period of 
5 months in each vear)— 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, no charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no charge. 
Stations— „. „„ 

First 50, each «3. 00 

Over 50, each 4.00 

Local messages, each 0-03 

Department store— Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less 
than 5 years, nor for less than 50 stations) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's telephone, 
no charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each S24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages- 
First 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02J 

All others, each 0. 02 J 

No. 2 private branch exchanges— Residence— Flat rates (contracts are not accepted 
for a period ot less than 3 years. Interior cable in excess of 500 feet and all outside 
cable between a subscriber's buildings on the same premises, is furnished at the 
sub;crib3r's expense. The rate quoted for receiviog stations includes switching 
devices for all stations): 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $33. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 30. 00 

Receiving station, with switching devices 24.00 

Stations, with or without switching device, each 6. 00 

Short-term service: 
Emergency service (regular installation and removal charges apply as specified 
below under 3 months' .service)- 
Flat-rate individual line or residence No. 2 private branch exchange trunk 
line- 
First day $3. 00 

Each additional day 0. 75 

Message-rate trunk line and private branch exchange station (either or both) — 

First throe days S5. 00 

Each additional week (charge not to exceed aimual rate) 1. 00 

Three-month periods — 
Flat rates — 

Business — Individual line 23. 00 

Residence — 

Individual lino or No. 2 private branch exchange trunk line 19. 00 

Party line, per station 16. 00 

Message rates— Private branch exchange trunk line (no installation 

charge) 12. 00 

Service continuing beyond the initial 3 months' period is charged for at a rate 
for each whole month equal to one-ninth the difference between the short-term 
rate and the annual rate for similar service, with a charge pro rata for fractional 
parts of a month. 
The following charges are made in addition to the rales quoted above, for installar 
tion and removal of equipment furnished for short period.s — 
If instrument is on premises and uiside wiring and drop wiring are in 

place •S2. 00 

If both inside wiring and drop wiring are in place, but it is necessary to 

furnish an iiLslrument 3. 00 

If cither inside wiring or drop wiring is in place (but not both) and in- 
strument must be installed 4. 00 

II it is necessary to install inside wiring, drop wiring, and instrument. . 5. 00 
Excess exchange-lino mileage (mileage is charged on the air-lino distances, beyond 
2 miles from the central office): 
Individual lino or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $2. 50 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1. 00 

Four-party line, per .station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 0. 50 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 
Extension lines — 

First half-mile or fraction thereof $10. 00 

Each additional qviart'T-mili- nr fraction thereof 5.00 

Tie lines (between swilchlioards in the same exchange) — 
Switchboards contract».'d for by the same subscriber in separate buildings — 

First mile or fraction thereof $35. 00 

Each additional quart^sr-mile or fraction thereof (when the switch- 
boards are in the same building and only inside wiring is required, 

the minimum charge per lino is $10) 8. 75 

Switchboards contracted for by different subscribers in separate buildings (not 
more than 3 private branch exchange switchboards of different subscribers 
will be connected together by means of tie lines) — 

First m ile nr fraction thereof $60. 00 

Each add itional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 15. 00 



I.YNIV, MASS.— Continued. 

Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence S3. 00 

Names of tenants in hotels and apartment houses 5. 00 

Joint-user service: 
Flat rates— Individual line or private-branch exchange, one-half of aimual rate, 

not to exceed $50. 
Message rates— Individual line or private branch exchange, $5. 
Moving charges (individual or party line stations or No. 1 private branch exchange 
stations): 
Inside move — 

25 feet or less of inside wiring necessary $1. 00 

Over 25 feet of inside wiring necessary 2. 00 

Outside move — 

Drop and inside wiring necessary and instrument to be placed 5. 00 

Drop or inside wiring (one only) necessary and instrument to be placed 4. 00 

No wiring necessary but instrument to be placed 3. 00 

No wiring necessary and instrument in place 2. 00 

When a main station, extension station and other station equipment are moved 
at the same time, the work practically constituting one job, full charge is made 
for moving the main station, and one-half the scheduled charges for moving the 
other apparatus. 

Moves of switchboards, entire No. 1 private branch exchange systems or No. 2 
private branch exchange stations are made at actual cost. 

At any time aftor the expiration of the initial contract period, the subscriber 
may extend his contract for another contract period in lieu of payment of the 
above charges. 

MAIVCHESTER, IliL.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1914. 

Business $24. 00 

Business with extension on same line in same building 36. 00 

Residence 12.00 

Residence with extension on same line in same building 18. 00 

MANCHESTER, IV. H. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 26, 1914. 

[The local service area to subscribers under this schedule Includes Manchester and 
parts of Auburn, Bedford, Goflstown, Hooksett, and Londonderry.) 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
fine. 


In%vard aux- 
iliary line. 


Extension 
station. 




$51.00 
30.00 


$42.00 
24.00 




$27.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


$21.00 


6.00 









Message rates (business and residence). 

Local messages per annum 825 

Indiv idual Ime $33. 00 

Additional local messages: 

Up to a total of 6,000, each 0.03 

N3Xt 6,000, each 0.02} 

All others, each 0. 02| 

Inward auxiliary line 27. 00 

Extension station 6. 00 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial, residence, hotel, and apartment house — Message rates (contracts are 
not accepted for periods of less than 3 years. No. 2 business systems are 
limited to a total of 10 lines) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, an operator's telephone or receiving 
station with switching devices and 2,500 local messages per annum. . $75. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 21.00 

Stations, eacii ^ 6. 00 

Additional local messages — " 

First 3,500, each (in hotels and apartment houses all additional local 

messages are charged for at 3 cents each) 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02i 

All others, each 0. 02| 

Ringing circuit (applies only within a radius of 1 mile, air-line distance 
from a central office for installations of 19 stations or less. No addi- 
tional charge is made if subscribers, within 1 mile from the central of- 
fice, contract for 20 stations or more. Beyond this distance a mileage 

charge is made of S5 par quarter-mile or fraction th'^eof ) 18. 00 

Hotel — Message rates— Season service (contracts are not accepted for periods of 
less than 5 years nor for less than 50 stations and allow service for a period of 
5 months in each year)— 
Switchbo::rd, cord only, with battery power, linging circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, no charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no charge. 
Stations — 

First 50, each $5. 00 

Ov er 50, each 4 . 00 

Local messages, each 0. 03 

Department store — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less 
than 5 years, nor for less than 50 stations) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's telephone, 
no charge. 

Tnmk lines, both-way only , each $24 . 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages — 

First 6,000; each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02| 

All others, each 0. 02i 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Residence — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted 
for a period of less than 3 years. Interior cable in excess of 500 feet and all 
outside cable between a subscriber's buildings on the same premises is fur- 
nished at the sub.scriber's expense. The rate quoted for receiving stations 
includes switching devices for all stations): 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $30. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 27.00 

Receiving station, with switching devices 24.00 

Stations, with or without switching device, each 6. 00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



101 



MANCHESTER, N. H.— Continued. 

Short-term service: 
Emergency service (rcfrular installation and removal charges apply as specified 
below under 3 months' service) — 
Flat rate individual line or residence No. 2 private branch exchange trunk line — 

First day $3.00 

Each additional day 0. 75 

Message-rate trunk line and private branch exchange station (either or both) — 

First 3 days $5.00 

Each additional week (charge not to exceed annual rate) 1 . 00 

Three-month periods — 
Flat rates- 
Business — 

Individual line $21 . 00 

Party line, per station 18. 00 

Inward auxiliary line 18. 00 

Residence- 
Individual line or No. 2 private branch exchange trunk line 18. 00 

Party line, per station 15. 00 

Message rates- 
Private branch exchange trunk line (no installation charge) 12. 00 

Service continuing beyond tho initial 3 months' period is charged for at a rate 
foreach whole month equal to one-ninth the aitference between the short- 
term rate and the annual rate for similar service with a charge pro rata for 
fractional parts of a month. 
The following charges are made in addition to the rates quoted above, for instal- 
lation and removal of equipment furnished for short periods — 
If instrument is on premises and inside wiring and drop wiring are in 

place $2. 00 

If both inside wiring and drop wiring are in place, but it is necessary to 

furnish an instrument 3. 00 

If either inside wiring or drop wiring is in place (but not both) and in- 
strument must be installed 4. 00 

If it is necessary to install inside wiring, drop wiring, and instrument. . 500. 
Note. — Inaddition to furnishing service for periods of three monthsormore, 
at the rates shown above, the company also furnishes service at rates in 
accordance with the Now Hampshire state law which provides for service at 
rates wliieh are "15 percent more than such fractional part of the yearly rate, 
as the number of months used is of 12 months, phis the actual cost of instal- 
lation." Subscribers signing contracts for short-term service at the company's 
regular rates arorequired to waive in writing the provisions of the New Uamp- 
shire state law as quoted above. 
Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage is charged on the air-line distances beyond 
2 miles from the central otfice); 
Individual line or private branch exchange tnmk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $2. 50 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1.00 

Four-party lino, par station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 0. 50 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 
Extension lines — 

First half-mile or fraction thereof $10. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5. 00 

Tie lines (between switchboards in the same exchange) — 
Switchboards contracted for by the same subscriber in separate buildings- 
First mile or fraction thereof $35. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof (when the switch- 
boards are in tho same building and only inside wiring is required 

the minimum charge per line is $10) 8.75 

Switchboards contracted for by different subscribers in separate buildings. 
(Not more than 3 private branch exchange switchboards of different sub- 
scribers will be connected together by means of tie lines) — 

First mile or fraction thereof $60. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 15. 00 

Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence 3. 00 

Names of tenants in hotels and apartment houses 5. 00 

Joint-user service: 
Flat rates — Individual line or private branch exchange, one-half of annual rate, 

not to exceed $50. 
Message rates— Individual line or private branch exchange, $5. 
Moving chaigos (individual or party-line stations or No. 1 private branch exchange 
stations): 
Inside move — 

25 feet or less of inside wiring necessary $1.00 

Over 25 feet of inside wiring necessary 2. 00 

Outside move — 

Drop and inside wiring necessary and instrument to be placed 5. 00 

Dropor inside wiring (one only) necessary and instrument to be placed. 4.00 

No wiring necessary, but instrument to bj placed 3. 00 

No wiring necessary and uislrument in place 2. 00 

When a main station, extension station and other station equipment are 
moved at the same time, the work practically constituting one joli, full charge 
is made for moving the main station, and one-half the scheduled charges for 
moving the other apparatus. 

Moves of switchboards, entire No. 1 private branch exchange systems or No. 2 
private branch exchange stations are made at actual cost. 

At any time after the expiration of the initial contract period, the subscriber 
may extend his contract for another contract period in lieu of payment of the 
above charges. 

MEDIIVA, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE FEDERAL TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT MAY 1, 1913. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 


Extension 
station. 




1 S32. 00 
1 16. 00 


$24. 00 
12.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


6.00 







1 The business direct rate of $32 per year and the residence rate of S16 per year are 
subject to discount of 10 per cent if paid at the oifiee of the company 3 months in 
advance before the 10th day of the first month of each quarter beginning January, 
April, July, and October. Other rates are net. 

Miscellaneous service: 

Rural lines, multiparty $12.00 

Employees' station 6. 00 

Extension bells 3.00 

Extra-name service Free. 



MEMPHIS, TEIWIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CUMBERLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


3-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$72.00 
.36. 00 


$(». 00 
30.00 


1 .$.54. 00 
1 24. 00 


$48.00 


$12 OO 


Residence 


12.00 









' Available only beyond the base rate area, with mileage charges. 
Message rates {business only, on monthly guarantee basis). 

Local messages, per annum l , 200 

Individual lino $48. 00 

Additional local messages 0. 03 

Extension station 12.00 

Subscribers coin-boi rates. 





Guarantee. 


Minimum 
charge. 


Local 

messages 
(cents). 


Business only, 1-party 


3 local messages per day . . . 


$54.00 

(=) 


1 5 


Business or residence, 4-party . . 


no 



1 Refund of 50 per cent of local message charges in excess of tho guarantee. 

2 Not available within tho city limits. Within 1 mile beyond the city limits, 
guarantee $4 per month in local message charges. For each mile or fraction thereof 
in excess of 1 mile, 25 cents per month is added to the amount of the guarantee. 

Short-term service (short-term service and season sei-vice is furnished at 37 per cent 
of the annual rate for the class of service desired for the first 3 months or fraction 
thereof, plus 7 per cent of the armual rate for the class of service desired, for each 
month in excess of the first 3 months. For very short periods, as during illness, 
and in other cases where this rate would bo excessive, approval is given to accept 
cancellations upon payment of regular charges for the period of service, minimum 
1 month, plus a percentage of the installation and disconnection costs, determined 
})y the ratio of tho imoxpired portion of the contract period to the full contract 
period, plus au estimated depreciation on equipment and material) . 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (contracts are for periods of 3 years. Contracts are 
not taken for less than 2 trunk lines)— 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, SI for each sta- 
tion originally connected, minimum charge, $24; when a considerable num- 
ber of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch- 
board charge is modified accordingly. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $108. 00 

Tnmk lines, incommg, each 54.00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12. 00 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-milo or iraction thereof, route measm'ement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 
36 cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is .$2 per anniun per station, including operators' tele- 
phones. The number of circuits requii'ed is dotermmed by multiplying 
the number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the 
central ollice by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
including ojiorators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 
Ringing circuit.— This charge is comjiuted as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $G per amnim; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
Commercial and department store — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each 
station originally comiected, minimum charge, $24; when a considerable 
nmnber of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch- 
board charge is modified accordingly. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $48. 00 

Trtmk lines , incoming, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or e.xtension, each 6. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, witliout additional 
charge, for each 3 cents chai'ged per month for tnmk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, or 
ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 
Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per amium per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per amium for each circuit; and a power charge of 
36 cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is S2 per annmn per station, including operators' tele- 
phones. The nimiber of circuits required is determined by multiplying the 
number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the 
central office by the number of stations connected with tho switchboard, 
including operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,(100. 
Ringing cucuit.—Tliischarge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 per 
aimum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a terminal 
charge of $6 per armum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, 30 per cent of the 

cost, installed. 
Tnmk Imes, both-way or incoming, each (the average number of 
originating local messages per month for each trunk line in service 
must be 2U0 or more before an additional tnmk line will be furnished) . $36. 00 
Stations, main or e.xtension, each^ 

When company installs and maintains inside wiring 6.00 

When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring 4. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additiona 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, 
or ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 



102 



TELEPHONES. 



MEMPHIS, TEIVN.— Continued. 

Private branch exchange service— Continued. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges— Continued. 
Hotel and apartment house— Message rates — Continued. 

Battery power. —This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 per 
annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a terminal 
charge of S6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 12 cents per 
annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The maximum 
charge is 50 cents per station, including operators' telephones. Tlie munber 
of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number of feet, 
route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office by the 
number of stations coimected with the switchboard, including operators' 
telephones, and dividing the product by 120,000. 
Ringing circuit. — "This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per aimum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per anniun. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — 
Business or residence — Flat rates (contracts are for periods of either 1 or 3 years. 
Under 1-year contracts subscribers pay the actual cost of cabling, including 
the cost of labor and material. Under 3-year contracts subscribers pay the 
actual cost of cabling in excess of 50 feet for any station, including the cost of 
labor and material. The maximum equipment furnished is that for 10 lines. 





1-year 
contract. 


3-year 
contract. 


Trunk lines, both-way, each: 


$108. 00 
54.00 

54.00 
27.00 
18.00 
12.00 
15.00 


$108.00 


Residence . 


54.00 


Trunk lines, incoming, each: 

Business 


54.00 




27.00 


Receiving station, with switching device 


24.00 


Stations, main or extension, with switching device, each. . 
Battery power and ringing circuit 


15.00 
15.00 







Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage is computed on route measurements): 
Within 5 miles of central ofTice, per mile or fraction thereof- 
All classes of service, per station $6. 00 

Beyond 5 miles from a central office, per mile or fraction thereof- 
Individual line 6. 00 

2-party line, per station 4. 80 

4-party line, per station .• 3. 00 

Extension line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measure- 
ment 7. 50 

Extra directory listings, business or residence 3. 00 

Joint-user service, business or residence 12. 00 

Moving charges: 
Individual or party line — 

Moving withm the same room 1.00 

Moving within the same building 2. 00 

Moving to another building 3. 00 

Private branch exchange, actual cost. 

MERIDIAIV, MISS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE MERIDIAN HGME TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 7, 1914. 

Individual and party-line automatic service. 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$36.00 
24.00 


$30.00 
18.00 


$12 00 


Residence 


6.00 







MIDDI.EPORT, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE FEDERAL TELEPHONE & 
TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT MAY 1, 1913. 

Individual and party-line service: 



Business. . . 
Residence . 



Individual 
line. 



$24.00 
12.00 



Party line. 



$18.00 
12.00 



Extension 
station. 



$6.00 
6.00 



Miscellaneous service: 

Rural line jl2. oo 

Employees' station (5. 00 

Extension bell . 3! 00 

Extra-name service ......'. Free. 

MIL,ACA, Mlivrv. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line J24 00 

Business extension '..'.'...'..'...'. o! 00 

Residence station, individual line .!.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 18^00 

Residence station with business [.....[[[.".'..'.'.] 12^00 

Residence station extension [[\\ .[.["".." .. e! 00 

Rural station [.\\.\.\.. 18 00 

Rural connecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 



miIiWaijkee:, wis. 

net annual exchange rates of the wisconsin telephone 
co. in effect aug. 24, 1914. 

The local service area includes Milwaukee. Cudahy, North Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, 
and West Allis.) 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
Ime. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 




$96. 00 
42.00 


$72. 00 
36.00 




$30. 00 


$7.20. 


*Residence 


$30.00 


(Wall set, $6.00. 
\Desk set, $7.20. 







Message rates. 



Local messages per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


Business: 

1 000 


$50.00 
62.00 
68.00 

36.00 


4 
3 
2 

12 


$6.00 


1,300 




1 500 




Residence: 

800 . 


6.00 







1 Applies in connection with first 600 additional local messages. No charge for 
additional local messages in excess of 600; maximum rate being $48. 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 





Guarantee. 


Minimum 
charge. 


Local 
messages 
(cents). 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business: 

l-party 


3 local messages per day 

2 local messages per day 

IJ local messages per day . . . 

2 local messages per day 

14 local messages per day . . . 
1 local message per day 


$54.75 
36.50 
27.37 

36.50 
27.37 
18.25 


15 

25 

5 

15 

25 

5 


$6.00 




6.00 


4-party 


6.00 


Residence: 

l-nartv 


6.00 


2-party . . 


6.00 


4-partv 


6.00 







1 Refund of IJ cents per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee. 

2 Refund of 1 cent per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee. 

Rural line service: 

Business $36. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (contracts for cord switchboards 
are not accepted for less than 2 trunk lines and 3 stations, excluding operator's 
telephone) — 
Switchboard, cordless, with local battery power and ringing circuit — 

Capacity, 2 truiiks, 4 lines $24. 00 

Capacity, 3 trunks, 7 lines 34. 00 

Switchboard, cord, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each 
position — 

Magnetic signal, equipped for 15 lines $56. 00 

Lamp signal, equipped for 15 lines 68. 00 

Additional switchboard equipment, for each 5 lines or less 3. 00 

First trunk line, outgoing 84. 00 

Second trunk line, outgoing 72. 00 

Additional trunk lines, outgoing, each 60. 00 

TiTink lines, incoming, each 30. 00 

Stations, each 7. 20 

Ringing circuit, cord switchboard 20. 00 

Commercial and department store — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for 
less than 2 trunk lines and 3 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power ringing circuit, 2,000 local messages 
per aimum, and an operators' telephone lor each position — 

Magnetic signal, equipped for 15 lines $108. 00 

Lamp signal, equipped for 15 lines 120. 00 

Additional switchboard equipment, for each 5 lines or less 3. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming or outgomg No additional charge. 

Stations, each '. . . $6. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 02 

Hotel — Message rates (subscribers furnish the wiring between the switchboard 
and stations. Contracts are not accepted for less than 25 stations, excluding 
operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone for each position No additional charge. 

Trunk lines, incoming or outgomg No additional charge. 

Stations, each $3. 60 

Local messages, each 0. 05 

No. 2 private branch exchanges (installation charges are made under contracts for 
more than 10 lines. Contracts are not accepted for less than 3 stations): 
Business— Flat rates — 

First trunk line, outgoing $84. 00 

Second trunk line, outgomg 72. 00 

Additional trunk lines, outgoing, each •. 60. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 30. 00 

Receiving station, with switching device 24. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each 15. 00 

Battery power and ringing circuit 20. 00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



103 



MIIiWAUKEE, WIS Continued. 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Residence— Flat rates- 
Trunk lines, outgoing, each S42. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 30. 00 

Receiving station, with switching device 18. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each 12.00 

Battery power and ringing circuit 12. 00 

Business only — Message rates — 

Trunk line, incoming or outgoing No additional charge. 

Receiving station, with switching device, battery power, ringing circuit, 

and 1,500 local messages per annum $102.00 

Stations, with switching device, each 15. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 02 

Excess exchange-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements beyond 
the city limits. On party lines charges are divided equally among the sub- 
scribers): 
Individual or party lines, per line — 

First mile, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof S7. 50 

Between 1 and 2 mUes, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 9. 00 

Between 2 and 3 miles, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 10. 50 

Subscribers to busuiess coin-bo.x service may contract for an additional guarantee, 
in lieu of paymg mileage charges. 
Extension lino mileage, per eighth mile or fraction thereof, route measurement, S3. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, each $3. 
Joint-user service: 

Flat-rate busmess $20. 00 

Message-rate business 10. 00 

Subscribers' business coin-box rates 6. 00 

Moving charges (if the initial contract period has not expired, and subsequently if 
the contract is not renewed for the ensuing contract term): 
Main, extension, auxiliary, and No. 1 private branch exchange stations — 

Moved to another location in the same building $1. 00 

Movea to another building 3. 50 

Private branch exchanges, estimated cost. 

miivivi:a.poi,is, minim. 

net annual exchange rates of the northwestern tele- 
phone exchange co. in effect aug. u, 1914. 

[The local-service area includes Brooklyn Center, Columbia Heights, Edina Mills, 
Fridley, Golden Valley, Minneapolis, Richfield, Robbinsdale, and St. Louis 
Park.] 

Indi\ idual and party-line ser\ ice: 

Flat rates. 



Business.. 
Residence. 



Individual 
line. 



$72.00 
30.00 



2-party line. 



$48. 00 
24.00 



Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 



$24.00 



Extension station. 



/Desk set, $12.00 
\Wall set, $0.00 
(Desk set, $12.00 
\WaU set, $6.00 



Subscribers' coin-box rates. 





Guarantee. 


Minimum 

charge. 


Local 
messages 
(cents). 1 


Business only, 1-party.. . 
Business only, 2-party.. . 


Sfi per month in local messages. . 
$4 per month in local messages. . 


$72.00 
48.00 


5 
5 



I Refund of 2J cents per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee 

Individual and party-line short-term service (the charge is the proportionate part 
of the amiual rate for the class of service emploj'ed, plus the cost of installation 
and removal. A flat charge of $5 is sometimes made for conventions, fairs, etc., 
desiring service for a few days only). 
Rural-linesorvice: 

Business $36. 00 

Residence 30. 00 

Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (an installation charge is made 
if the contract period is less than 3 years. Contracts are not accepted miless 
the revenue to be derived therefrom is at least $240 per aimum)— 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, ringingcircuit, and 

an operator's telephone for each position $12. 08 

Trunk lines, both-way , each 72. 00 

Trimk lines, mcoming, each 24.00 

Trunk lines, incoming, with privilege of sending local messages at 3 

cents each 24. 00 

Stations , each 12. 00 

Family hotel and apartment house — Flat rates (flat-rate private branch exchange 
service is not furnished to transient hotels) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's tolej^hone for each position $6. 00 

Trunk linos, both-way, each 72. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 25. 00 

Stations , each 6. 00 

Transient hotels — Message rates (subscribers bear the cost of wiring) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone for each position $3.50 

Trunk lines, incoming or both-way No additional charge. 

Stations, each $3. 50 

Local messages, each 0. 02J 

No. 2 private branch exchanges— 
Busmess and residence — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for a period of 
less than 3 years nor when the amiual revenue to be derived therefrom is 
less than that obtained from 1 both-way trimk line and 5 stations. This 
class of service is furnished for banks and offices but not for factories, large 
wholesale houses, or places of similar nature where extensive cabling is 
required — 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each — 

Business $72. 00 

Residence 30. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each 12. 00 



nillVIMEiVPOLIS, MIIVIV Continued. 

Excess exchange-line mileage, all classes of service, per half-mile or fraction thereof, 

air-line distance beyond the city limits, $6. 
Extension-lino mileage, for each half-mile or fraction thereof, air-line distance, be- 
yond the first quarter-mile, $6. 

The charge for private branch exchange station or extension stations not on 
the same premises as the switchboard or the mam station is $24 per annum, the 
excess rate being in lieu of the first quarter-mile or fraction of circuit. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $1.50. 
Joint-user service, business only, $12. 
Moving charges: 

Individual and party lines, no charge. 
Private branch exchanges, actual cost. 

MIIVIMEAPOI^IS, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Individual line— Flat rate: 

Business station $48. 00 

Business extension 12. 00 

Residence station 30. 00 

Residence extencion 6. 00 

Private branch exchange and intercommrmicating service: 

Trunk, each $48. 00 

Extension 12. 00 

IHOBII,E, AL,A. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE HOME TELEPHONE CO. 
IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Business 


$42. 00 
27.00 






Res idence 


$21.00 


$18.00 







Rates outside city 1 imits wil 1 be according to distance from exchange. 
MOBILE, AI.A. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHERN BELL TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: Where the same charge isshovni for service with 
different numbers of subscribers on a circuit, under business or residence flat 
rates or message rates, the lo%ver grades of service are ordinarily employed only 
beyond the base-rate area, with mileage charges. 
Flat rales.— Flat rates are availalile, without mileage charges, to all residence 
suliscrihers and to party-line business subscriliers within 2 miles of a central 
office and to all individual-line business subscribers within 1 mile of a central 
office. Individual-line business flat rates are also available, at fixed higher 
rates in lieu of mileage charges, to all subscribers within specified radial dis- 
tances between 1 and 2 miles of a central office. Beyond this radial distance 
regular mileage charges apply. 



Base rates: 

1 mile radius, business 

1 mile radius, residence. . . 

Fi.xed rates for zones within 
specified radial distances: 

1 to I'j miles radius, busi- 
ness 

1 to IJ miles radius, resi- 
dence 

IJ to 2 miles radius, busi- 
ness 

li to 2 miles radius, resi- 
dence 



Indi- 
vidual 
line. 



$48.00 
30.00 



54.00 
30.00 
60.00 
30.00 



2-party 
line. 



$42.00 
24.00 



42.00 
24.00 
42.00 
24.00 



4-party 
line. 



$42.00 
18.00 



42.00 
18.00 
42.00 
18.00 



Inward 
auxil- 
iary 
line. 



$30.00 



30.00 



30.00 



Extension 
station. 



$18.00 
/Wall set, 12.00 
\Deskset, 18.00 



Message rates (ore monthly guarantee ftas/s). —Message rates are available, without 
mileage charges, to all subscribers within 2 miles of a central office. Beyond 
this radial distance regular mileage charges apply. 



Local messages 
per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


Business: 

1,200 


$36.00 
5.00 


$36.00 
4.00 


$36.00 
4.00 
18.00 
3.00 


3 


$18.00 


Limit of charge 
per month . . . 
Residence: 

600 




3 


Wall set. 12.00 


Limit of charge 






Desk set, 18.00 













Individual and party-line short-term service: 
Emergency service (the charge is the regular monthly rate for the period of service 

plus the estimated expense of installation and disconnection). 
Season service (for not less than 4 months the charge is the regular rate for tho 
period of service plus 50 per cent). 



104 



TELEPHONES. 



MOBILE, AK^A Continued. 

Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private brancli exclianges (contracts are for periods of 5 years) — 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, -SI for each 
station originally conne<:-ted, minimum charge, S24. When a considerable 
number of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch- 
board charge is modified accordingly. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each S72. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12. 00 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal cliarge of $G per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 
36 cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. 
The maximum charge is $2 per anmmi per station, including operators' 
telephones. The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying 
the number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the 
central oihce by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
including operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 

Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of S3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of S6 per anniun; and a power charge of S6 per annum. 
Commercial and department store — Message rates — 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each 
station originally connected, minimum charge, $24. When a considerable 
number of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch- 
board charge is modified accordingly. 

Trunk lines, both-way, eacli $48. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6.00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, or 
ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 
cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is ?2 per armum per station, including operators' tele- 
phones. The number of circuits required is determined 'oy multiplying the 
number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the 
central office by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
including operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 

Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of S6 per annum. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, 30 per cent of 
the cost, installed. 

Trunk lines, both-way or incoming, each, $36. The average number of origi- 
nating local messages per month for each trimk line in service must be 
200 or more before an additional trtuik line will be furnished. 

Stations, main or extension, each — 

When company installs and maintains inside wiring $6. 00 

When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring 4. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, or 
ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 12 
cents per ammm for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is 50 cents per station, including operators' telephones. 
The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number 
of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and "the central office 
by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including 
operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 120,000. 

Ringing circuit.— This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges- 
Business and residence — Flat rates (contracts are for periods of either 1 or 3 
years. Under 1-year contracts subscribers pay the actual cost of cabling, 
including the cost of labor and material. Under -S-vear contracts subscribers 
pay the actual cost of cabling in excess of 50 feet for any station, including 
the cost of labor and material. The maximum equipment furnished is that 
for 10 lines) — 



Trunk lines, both-way, each: 
Business 

Residence 

Trunk lines. Incoming, each: 
Business 

Residence 

Receiving station, with switching 

device. * 

Stations, main or extension, with 

switching device, each. 
Battery power and ringing circuit 



One-year contract. 



1 i individual line 

business rate. 
$45.00 

J individual line 
business rate. 

$22.50 

$18.00 

$12.00 

$15.00 



Three-year contract. 



IJ individual line 

business rate. 
$45.00. 

J individual line 

business rate. 
$22.50. 
$24.00. 

$15.00. 

$15.00. 



Excess exchange-line mileage: Charges are computed on air-line measurements 
beyond the base-rate area, at $7.50 per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, and are 
quoted on a "per line" basis. On unfilled party lines the total charge for mileage 
bears the same relation to the above rate as the number of subscribers connected 
bears to the number that may be connected on that type of line. Under message- 
rate contracts, one local message per month is allowed, without additional charge, 
for each 3 cents per month of the mileage charge. 
Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 

Extension lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $7.50 

Tie lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 10. 00 

Under message-rate contracts one local message per month is allowecl, without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the mileage charge. 
Extra directory listings, each, per amium, $3. 

Under messago-rate contracts one local message per month is allowed, without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the charge for listings. 



lUOBIIiE, AI. A.— Continued. 



Joint-user service: 



Flat rates: 

Individual line 

Two-party line 

Four-party line 

Message rates: 

Individual line 

Limit of charge per month 
Two-party line 

Limit of charge per month 
Four-party line 

Limit of charge per month. 



Business. Residence. 



$24. 00 
24.00 
18.00 

12.00 
2.00 

12.00 
2.00 

12.00 
2.00 



$12.00 
12.00 
12.00 



6.00 
1.00 



Under message-rate contracts one local message per month is allowed, without 
additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the charge for join t^user service. 
Moving charges: 

Move to another location in the same office or room, each station $1. 00 

Move to another location in the same building, each station 2. 00 

Move to another building, together with extensions and supplemental 

equipment, if any, each main station 3. 00 

Changing service from individual to party line, each main station 2. 50 

Changing party-line subscriber to another party line at subscriber's 

request 2. 50 

Changing equipment at subscriber's request when the change is not 

required for the efficiency of the service 1. 50 

Any move of a private bra"nch sxchange switchboard, together with all associ- 
ated stations and apparatus, to another location on the same or different 
premises, estimated cost of labor and material. 

monee:, iiii,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDEPEND- 
ENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$24.00 
18.00 


$24. 00 
18.00 


$6.00 


Residence . 


6 00 







Miscellaneous service per station: 

Rural $18. 00 

Employees 9. 00 

MOl^TOUR FAIiliS, IV. V. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE FEDERAL TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT MAY 1, 1913. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 




$30.00 
21.00 


$24.00 


Residence 


15.00 







raOOSE LAKE, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Individual and -party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 




$18.00 
15.00 




Residence 


$12. 00 







Rural coimecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

MOKA, IWIINIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Party Ime. 


Extension 
station. 




$24.00 
18.00 




$6.00 


Residence 


$12. 00 
15.00 


6.00 


Rural station 











Rural coimecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



105 



NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1914. 

Business S18. 00 

Business with extension on same line in same building 27. 00 

Residence 18. 00 

Residence with extension on same line in same building 27. 00 

ivapi:rvii.i.c;, ii.ii. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDE- 
PENDENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 
1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$24.00 


$12.00 
12.00 


$12.00 




6.00 


Rural service per station 




18.00 











IVAPIiES, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PRATTSBURG-OVER- 
LAND TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 


Rural party 
line. 


Business 


• $21.00 
21.00 


$15. 00 
15.00 


$15. 00 


Residence 


15.00 







IVASHVI1.1.E:, TEIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CUMBERLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

[This schedule Includes service to those subscribers in the Goodlettsville exchange 
who contract for Nashville service.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$72. 00 
36.00 


$60. 00 
30.00 


I $48. 00 
1 18. 00 


$42.00 


$12.00 


Residence 


12.00 











' These rates are available, without mileage charges, only beyond the city limits 
and within 3 miles of the " Main" central office. 

Message rates (business only on monthly giutrantee basis). 

Local messages per annum, 1,200; individual line, $48; additional local messages, 
3 cents; extension station, $12. 

Subscribers' coirirbox rates. 



Business only, 1-party 

Business or residence, 4-party. . 



Guaranty. 



3 local messages per day. 
C) 



Minimum 
charge. 



$54.00 



Local 

messages 

(cents). 



I 5 
1 10 



1 Refund of 50 per cent of local message charges in excess of guaranty. 

2 Not available within the city limits. Beyond the city limits and within 3 miles, 
route measurement, from the "Main" central office, guaranty is $3 per month In 
local message charges. For each mile or fraction thereof in excess of this distance 
25 cents per month is added to the amount of the guaranty. 

Short-term service: Short-term service and season service is furnished at 37 per cent 
of the annual rate for the class of service desired for the first 3 months or fraction 
thereof, plus 7 per cent of the annual rate for the class of^ervice desired, for each 
month in excess of the first 3 months. For very short periods, as during illness, 
and in other cases where this rate would be excessive, approval is given to accept 
cancellations upon payment of regular charges for the periotl of service, minimum 
1 month, plus a percentage of the installation and discoimection costs, determined 
by the ratio of the unexpired portion of the contract period to the full contract 
period, plus an estimated depreciation on equipment and material. 



IVASHVIIilii;, TEIVIV Continued. 

Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (contracts are for periods of 3 years. The mini- 
mum installation includes 2 trunk lines)^ 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with 1 operator's telephone, $1 for each station 
origuially connected, minimum charge, $2-1; when a considerable numlier 
of stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switch-board 
charge is modified accordingly. 

Trunk lines, both-way , each $90. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 45. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12. 00 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of -$3 per 
annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a terminal 
charge of $0 per aimum for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 cents i)er 
annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The maximum 
charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' telephones. The 
number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number of 
feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office 
by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including 
operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 
Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of S3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per amium; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
Commercial and department store — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with 1 operator's telephone, $1 for each station 
originally connected, minimum charge, $24; when a considerable number of 
stations are subsequently connected or disconnected, the switchboard charge 
is modified accordingly. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $48. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 30.00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, or 
ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 
Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per amium per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $0 per aimum for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 
cents per aimum for station, including operators' telephones. The maxi- 
mum charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' telephones. 
The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number 
of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office 
by the number of stations comiected with the switchboard, including 
operators' telephones, and di\iding the product by 30,000. 
Ringmg circuit.— This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $0 per annum; and a power charge of $G per annum. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with 1 operator's telephone, 30 per cent of 

the cost, installed. 
Trunk lines, both-way or incoming, each (the average number of originating 
local messages per month for each trunk line in service must be 200 or 

more before an additional trunk line wiU be furnished) $36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each— 

When company installs and maintains inside wiring 0. 00 

When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring 4. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message 
allowance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, or 
ringing circuit. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 
Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per animm per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement: a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 12 
cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is 50 cents per station, including operators' telephones. 
The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number 
of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office 
by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including oper- 
ators' telephones, and dividing the product by 120,000. 
Ringing circuit.— This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — 
Business or residence — Flat rates (contracts are for periods of either 1 or 3 years. 
Under 1-year contracts subscribers pay the actual cost of cabling, including 
the cost of labor and material. Under 3-year contracts subscribers pay the 
actual cost of cabling in excess of 50 feet for any station, including the cost of 
labor and material. The maximum equipment furnished is that for 10 lines) — 





1-year 
contract. 


3-year 
contract. 


Trunk lines, both-way, each: 


$108.00 
54.00 

54.00 
27.00 
18.00 
12.00 
15.00 


$108. 00 


Residence . 


54.00 


Trunk lines, incoming, each: 


54.00 


Residence . . 


27.00 


Receiving station, with svritching device 

Stations, main or extension, with switching device, each.. 
Battery power and ringing circuit 


24.00 
15.00 
15.00 







Excess exchange-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements beyond 
the city limits): 

Within 5 miles of a central office, per mile or fraction thereof- 
All classes of service, per station $6. 00 

Beyond 5 miles from a central office, per mile or fraction thereof — 

Individual line 6-00 

Two-party line, per station 4. 80 

Four-party line, per station 3. 00 



106 



TELEPHONES. 



IVASaVIL.!.!:, TENIV — Continued. 

Extension line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement. 

$7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Joint-user service, business or residence, $12. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line — 

Moving within the same room SI. 00 

Moving within the same building 2. 00 

Moving to another building 3. 00 

Private branch exchange Actual cost. 

TSEW A1,BAIW, IIVD. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE LOUISVILLE HOME 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 5, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service — Unlimited local service. 

Business, individual line $30. 00 

Business, 2-party line 24. 00 

Residence, individual line 18. 00 

Residence, 2-party line 15. 00 

Business, extension station 12. 00 

Residence, extension station 9. 00 

NEW ATHEIVS, Ilili. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE KINLOCH LONG- 
DISTANCE TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 2, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line." 


4-party 
line. 


Business 


$24.00 
18.00 


$21.00 
15.00 






$12.00 







Extensions: 

Business station $12. 00 

Residence station 6. 00 

IVEWARK, IV. J. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Newark, Ir^a[lgton, Arlington, and Harrison.) 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates (residence only). 

Individual line, $48; both-way auxiliary line, $36; extension station, $6. 

Message rates. 



Local messages per 

flnnnm 


Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

lines. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business: 

600 


$42.00 
51.00 
60.00 
69.00 


$36.00 
45. 00 
54.00 


1 $.30. 00 


5 
5 
5 
4 
5 
4 
5 

24 

5 

5 
5 


$30.00 


$6.00 


800 




1,000 








1,200 








1,200 


03.00 








1,500 


78.00 








1,500 


75.00 








1,800 


2 87.'00 








1800 


87.00 

36.00 
45.00 








Residence: 

600 


42.00 
51.00 


30.00 




6.00 


800 



















1 Guarantee of $2.50 per month in local messages at 5 cents each. 

2 Additional local messages, 3 cents each if contracted for in advance in lots of 300. 

Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — 
General — Menage rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, an operator's 
telephone for each position, 2 both-way trimk lines, 2 stations, and 

2,000 local messages per annum $150. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Additional stations, each " 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 04 

If contracted for in advance In lots of 400, each 0. 03 

Ringing circuit (no additional charge is made for ringing circuit if 
the subscriber contracts for either 3,000 local messages or 20 stations) . 24. 00 
No. 1 residence systems: 
Flat or message rates (an installation charge is made to cover the cost of circuits 
between stations) — 
Tnmk lines, both-way only, each — 

Flat rate $42. 00 

Message rate, including 600 local messages per annum (additional 
local messages at rates given imder individual-line residence message 

rates ) 36. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Equipped (or 10 lines 12.00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15.00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 6.00 



NEWARK, IV. J — Continued. 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 

Flat ralrs.— The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than ore year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating aimual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



S12.00 
1.5.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination chaige. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Sliort-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 



month. 



2 
months. 



$12. 00 
11.00 
12.25 
11.00 
12.50 
11.00 
13.55 
11.55 
14.60 
12.10 
15.65 
12.65 
16.70 
13.20 
17.75 
13.75 
18.80 
14.30 
19. 85 
14.85 



months. 



$12. 00 
10.00 
12.50 
10.00 
13.00 
10.00 
14.50 
10.50 
16.00 
11.00 
17. 50 
11.50 
19.00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13.00 
23.50 
13.50 



months. 



$1?. 00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15.45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10.35 
21.30 
10.80 
23.25 
11.25 
25.20 
11.70 
27.15 
12.15 



312.00 

8.00 
13.00 

8.00 
14.00 

8.00 
16.40 

8.40 
18.80 

8.80 
21.20 

9.20 
23.60 

9.60 
26.00 
10.00 
28.40 
10.40 
30.80 
10.80 



5 I 6 
months, months. 



$12.00 

7.00 
13. 25 

7.00 
14.50 

7.00 
17.35 

7. .35 
20.20 

7.70 
23.05 

8.05 
25.90 

8.40 
28.75 

8.75 
31.60 

9.10 
34.45 

9.45 



$12. 00 

6.00 
13. .50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 



Annual 

flat 
rates. 



$12. 00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Terminal ion charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination chai-ge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terraiiiation charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 



7 


8 


9 


10 


, 11 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 


38.00 


41. 20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


6. .50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 


41. 75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1..35 



12 
months. 



$12.00 

"'is.' 66 
"is.' 66 

"24." 66 

' '36.' 66 

"36."66 
'42.'66 

"48'66 

"54.' 66 
' '60.' 66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate increases 
for each additional month. To determine the charge in coimection with any annual 
rate not specified aliove, add to the proportionate part of such annual rate the ter- 
mination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages under a message-rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such pro- 
portion of the minimum aimual rate as the number of messages used bears 
to the number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge 
being not less than that specified for the aimual fiat rate corresponding to 
the minimum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note. — Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period of 
use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract 
equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the 
schedule rate for the messagas used, as though such messages were used in 
one year. 
Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of 
the established annual rate. "Upon disconnection of one of several stations lo- 
cated in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed 
to be the one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchlioards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corre,sponding to the trunk-line rate, under "Flat rates." Upon dis- 
connection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to 
be the one disconnected. 
Statio7is, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proiJortion ate part of the annual 
rate, tor the remaining portion of the year, tlie minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in 
service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



107 



NEWARK, IV. J.— Continued. 

Private branch exchanges — Continued. 

Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guaran- 
teed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such proportion 
of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to the 
whole year. When the number of messages used equals or exceeds the mini- 
mum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the messages 
used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange-line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
the base-rate area and within 2§ miles of the central office or rate center and on 
route measurements beyond this distance): 
Individual line, or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter- 
mile or fraction thereof $9. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. 50 

Four -party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof. ., 2. 25 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements), 

per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, .?3. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or e.xtension station, or No. 1 private branch 
exchange station — 

Inside move No charge. 

Outside move, during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Main station moved independently $3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1.00 

Extension station moved independently of main station 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards- 
Inside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Same Another 

room. room. 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

Outside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Cordless, 10 lines or less ". SIO.OO 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

No. 1 residence systems — First or subsequent years, estimated cost. 
NEW BEDFORD, MASS. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 26, 1914. 

{The local service area includes New Bedford and Fairhaven and parts of Acushnet, 
Dartmouth, and Freetown.) 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$67.00 
33.00 






$30.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


$27.00 


$25.00 


6.00 









Message rates (business only). 

Local messages per annum 720 

Individual line $36. 00 

Additional local messages: 

Up to a total of 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02J 

All others, each 0.02V 

Extension station 6. OO" 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



Business, 4-party. . . 
Residence, 4-party . 



Guarantee.' 



1 J local messages per day 
1 local message per day. 



Minimum 
charge. 



$27. 38 
18.25 



Local 

messages 
(cents). 



Exten- 
sion 
station. 



$6.00 
6.00 



' On annual basis. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial, residence, hotel, and apartment house— Message rates (contracts are 
not accepted for periods of less than 3 years. No. 2 business systems are limited 
to a total of 10 lines) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, an operator's telephone or receiving 
station, with switching devices and 2,.500 local messages per annum . . $75. 00 

Trimk lines both-way only, each 21. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages — 
First 3,500 each (in hotels and apartment houses all additional local 

messages are charged for at 3 cents each) 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02J 

All others^ each 0. 02i 

Ringing circuit (applies only within a radius of 1 mile, air-Itne distance 
from a central office, for installations of 19 stations or less. No 
additional charge is made if subscribers within 1 mile from the 
central office contract for 20 stations or more. Beyond this distance 
a mileage charge is made of $5 per quarter-mile or fraction thereof) . . 1 8. 00 



NEW BEDFORD, MASS.— Continued. 

No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Hotel — Message rates— Season service (contracts are not accepted for periods of 
less tlian 5 years nor for less than 50 stations and allow service for a period of 5 
months in each year) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

teloplione for each position, no charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no charge. 
Stations- 
First 50, each $5. 00 

Over 50, each 4. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 03 

Department store — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less 
than 5 years nor for less than 50 stations) — 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's telephone, 
no charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages — 

First 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02| 

All others, each 0. 02J 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for a period 
of less than 3 years. Interior cable in excess of 500 feet and all outside cable 
between a subscritier's buildings on the same premises is furnished at the sul>- 
soriber's expense. The rate quoted for receiving stations includes switching 
devices for all stations): 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $33. 00 

Trunk linos, incoming, each 30. 00 

Receiving station, with switching devices 24. 00 

Stations, with or without switching device, each 6. 00 

Short-term service: 
Emergency service (regular installation and removal charges apply as specified 
below under 3 months' service) — 
Flat^rate individual line or residence No. 2 private branch exchange trunk 
line- 
First day $3. 00 

Each additional day 0. 75 

Message-rate trunk line and private.branch exchange station (either or both) — 

First 3 days $5. 00 

Each additional week (charge not to exceed annual rate) 1. 00 

Three-month periods — 
Flat rates — 

Business — Individual line 23. 00 

Residence — 

Individual line or No. 2 private branch exchange trunk line 19. 00 

Party line, per station 16. 00 

Message fates— Private b'ranch exchange trunk line (no installation 

charge) 12. 00 

Service continuing beyond the initial 3-months' period is charged for at a rate 
for each whole month equal to one-ninth the difference between the short-term 
rate and the annual rate for similar service, with a charge pro rata for fractional 
parts of a month. 
The loUowlng charges are made in addition to the rates quoted above for Installa- 
tion and removal of equipment furnished for short periods: 
If instrument is on premises and inside wiring and drop wiring are in 

place $2. 00 

If both inside wiring and drop wiring are in place but it is necessary to 

furnish an instrument 3. 00 

If either inside wiring or drop wiring is in place (but not both) and in- 
strument must be installed 4. 00 

If it is necessary to install inside wiring, drop wiring, and instrument. . 5. 00 
Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage is charged on the air-line distances beyond 2 
miles from the central office): 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $2. 50 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1. 00 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 0. 50 

Extension and tie-lme mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 
E.xtension lines — 

First half-mile or fraction thereof $10. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5. 00 

Tie lines (between switchboards in the same exchange) — 
Switchboards contracted for by the same subscriber in separate buildings — 

First mile or fraction thereof , $35. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof (when the switch- 
boards are in the same building and only inside wiring is required 

the minimum charge per line is $10) 8. 75 

Switchboards contracted for by different subscribers in separate buildings. 
(Not more than 3 private branch exchange switchboards of different sub- 
scribers will be cormocted together by means of tie lines) — 

First mile or fraction thereof $60. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 15. 00 

Extra directory listings: 

Business oi" residence 3. 00 

Names of tenants in hotels and apartment houses 5.00 

Joint-user service: 
Flat rates — Individual line or private branch exchange, one-half of annual rate, 

not to exceed $50. 
Message rates — Individual line or private branch exchange, $5. 
Moving charges (individual or party line stations or No. 1 private branch exchange 
stations): 
Inside move— 

25 feet or less of inside wiring necessary $1.00 

Over 25 feet cf inside wiring necessary 2. 00 

Outside move: 

Di op and inside wiring necessary and instrument to be placed 5. 00 

Drop or inside wiring (one only) necessary and instrument to be placed . 4. 00 

No wiring necessary but instrument to be placed 3. 00 

No wiring necessary and instrument in place 2. 00 

When a main station, extension station, and other station equipment are 
moved at the same time, the work practically constituting one job, full charge is 
made for moving the main station, and one-half the scheduled charges for 
moving the other apparatus. 

Moves of switchboards, entire No. 1 private branch exchange systems or No. 2 
private branch exchange stations are made at actual cost. 

At any time after the expiration of the initial contract period, the subscriber 
may extend his contract for another contract period in lieu of payment of the 
above charges. 



108 



TELEPHONES. 



IVEW BRITAIIV, CONIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENG- 
LAND TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Berlin and New Britain, Conn.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Auxiliary 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$60.00 
36.00 


$42. 00 




$36.00 


1 $8. 00 




$24.00 


16.00 











1 plus installation charge of $2. 
Message rates. 



Local messages per 
annum. 



Business: 

600 

1,000... 

Residence: 

300 

600 



Individual 
line. 



S30. 00 
40.00 



30.00 



4-party 
line. 



S24.00 



)-party 
line. 



818. 00 



Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 



Extension 
station. 



1 $8. 00 



16.00 



1 Plus installation charge of $2. 

Individual and party line short-term service: Short-term flat-rate service for periods 
of 6 months or less, is charged for at two-thirds of the standard aimual rate. Emer- 
gency service, installed on account of sickness, for periods of not more than 1 
month , is furnished tor a fiat charge of $5. 
Rural lineservice : Service isf urnishod on an eight-plus-party line basis to botli busi- 
ness and residencesubscribersatSlSper annum. Thelocal service area to rural line 
subscribers covers only that portion of the township in which such subscribers 
arelocated, which is served by the same exchange. Messages to all other stations 
within the exchange area are charged for at 5 cents each. No toll is charged for 
incoming messages originating at subscribers' stations within the base-rate area 
or at subscribers' stations outside the base-rate area on which mileage is charged 
(net rural line stations). ToU charges to other exchanges are the same on messages 
from rural line stations as on messages from subscribers' stations within the base- 
rate area served by the same central office. Eight-plus-party rural line stations, 
on which the 5-cent charge api^lies on messages to stations outside of the township 
of the calling station but within the same exchange area, are equipped with coin 
boxes. 
Private branch-exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (subscribers bear the expense of installation, 
excepting that portion to which regular mileage charges apply — 
Commercial, department store, family hotel, and apartment house — Flat rates- 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, without operating tele- 
phones, no additional charge. 

First trunk line, both-way only $60. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 36. 00 

Stations, each 8. 00 

Ringing circuit.— $7.50 per annum per one-quarter mile or fraction 
thereof of circuit required, plus (subscribers bear costs incidental to 

the installation of local ringing power) 10. 00 

Commercial, department store, family and transient hotel, and apartment 
house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, without operating tele- 
phones, no additional charge. 
Trunk lines, both-v;ay only, no additional charge. 

Stations, each $3.00 

Local messages— Guaranty — 

5,000 per annum $150; additional local messages, each 0. 03 

10,000 per annum $300; add itional local messages, each 0. 03 

15,000 per annum S400; add itional local messages, each 0. 02J 

20,000 per annum $500; additional local messages, each 0. 02| 

Ringing circuit.— $7.50 per annum per one-ciuarter mile or fraction 
thereof or circuit required, plus (subscribers bear costs incidental to 

the installation of local ringmg power) 10. 00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — 
Business and residence— Flat rates (subscribers bear the expense of installation 
and the cost of maintaining the wiring). 

First trunk line, bnth-way only $60. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 36.00 

.Stations, each 8.00 

Excess exchange line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line distances. 
In outlying sections having a community of interests, an average mileage charge 
is usually applied on party-line service, but individual line mileage is computed 
separately tor each subscriber. These average mileage charges are computed on 
air-lino distances between the centers of such communities and the boundary of 
the base-rate area): 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter- 
mile or fraction thereof $.5. 00 

Party line, per .station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $7.50 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $4. 
Joint-user service: 
Flat rates, one-half the annual rate for the class of service employed. 
Message rates, $8. 
Moving charges: 
Individual and party lines- 
Moving a stalion to a different location on the same premises $1.00 

Moving a main station to premises which are already wired 2. 00 

Moving a main station to premises which are not wired 3. 00 



IVEW BRITAIIV, COIVBT.— Continued. 

Moving charges — Continued. 
Private branch exchanges— Moving a part or all of a private branch exchange 
system, actual cost. 

No charge is made under contracts for individual and party lines if the exist- 
ing service has been used continuously at the same location for the full preceding 
year, or if the subscril>er has paid the standard charges for all changes of loca- 
tion or equipment made during such preceding year, or if at the time of moving 
a contract is taken for a higher grade of service at an increased rate. 

IVEW HAVEIV, COIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENG- 
LAND TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Bethany, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, 
West Haven, and Woodbridge, Conn.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Auxiliary 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$84.00 
36.00 


$60.00 




$50. 00 


i$8.00 




$30. 00 


16.00 











1 Plus installation charge of S2. 
Message rates. 



Local messagesperannum. 


Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


6-party 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


Business: 




$36.00 




4 

4 

4 

Zh 

3| 

3 

4 


i$8.00 


1 200 


$48. 00 
54.00 
60.00 
66.00 
72.00 






1 500 








1 800 








2'lOO 








2,400 




*' 




Residence: 




$25.00 


16.00 











1 Plus installation charge of $2. 

Individual and party line — Short-term service: Short-term flat-rate service, for 
periods of 6 months or less is charged for at two-thirds of the standard aimual rate. 
Emergency service, installed on account of sickness for periods of not more than 1 
month is furnished for a flat charge of $5. 
Rural-line service: Service is furnished on an eight-plus-party line basis to both 
business and residence subscriliers at $18 per aimum. The local service area to 
rural line subscribers covers only that portion of the township in which such sub- 
scribers are located which is served by the same exchange. Messages to all other 
stations within the exchange area are charged for at 5 cents each. No toll is 
charged for incoming messages originating at subscribers' stations within the base- 
rate area or at subscribers' stations outside the base-rate area on which mileage is 
charged (not rural-line stations). Toll charges to other exchanges are the same 
on messages from rural-line stations as on messages from subscribers' stations 
within the base-rate area served by the same central office. Eight-plus-party 
rural-line stations, on which the 5-cent charge applies on messages to stations out- 
side of the township of tlie calling station but within the same exchange area, are 
equipped with coin boxes. 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges (subscril)ers bear the expense of installation ex- 
cepting that portion to which regular mileage charges apply) — 
Commercial, department store, famUy hotel, and apartment house— Flat 
rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, without operating tele- 
phones, no additional charge. 

First trunk line, both-way only $84. 00 

Additional trimk lines, both-way only, each 50. 00 

Stations, each 8. 00 

Ringing circuit. — $7.50 per annum per one-quarter mile or fraction 
thereof of circuit required, plus (subscribers bear costs incidental 

to the installation of local ringing power) 10. 00 

Commercial, department store, family and transient hotel, and apartment 
house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, without operating tele- 
phones, no additional charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 

Stations, each $3. 00 

Local messages— Guaranty — 

5,000 per annum, $150; additional local messages, each 0. 03 

10,000 per annum, $300; additional local messages, each 0. 03 

15,000 per amium, $400; additional local messages, each 0. 02| 

20,000 per annum, $500; additional local messages, each 0. 02| 

Ringirg circuit.— $7.50 per annum per quarter-mile or fraction 
thereof of circuit required, plus (suljscriljcrs bear costs incidental 

to the installation of local ringmg power) 10. 00 

No. 2 private liranch exchanges: 
Busmess and residence — Flat rates (subscribers bear the expense of installation 
and the cost of maintaining the wiring) — 

First trunk line, both-way only $84.00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 50. 00 

Stations, each 8. 00 

Excess exchange line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line distances. 
In outlying sections having a community of interests an average mileage charge 
is usually applied on party line service, but individual line mileage is computed 
separately for each subscriber. These average mileage charges are computed on 
air-line distances between the centers of such communities and the boundary of 
the base-rate area) : 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1. 00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



109 



IVEW HAVEIV, COIMIV.— Continued. 

Extension and tie-line mileage (mileage charges are based on route measurements), 

per quarter-mile or fraction theraof, $7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $4. 
Joint-user service: 

Flat rates, one-half the annual rate for the class of service employed. 
Message rates, $S. 
Moving charges: 
Individual and party lines — 

Moving a station to a different location on the same premises $1. 00 

Moving a main station to premises which are already wired 2. 00 

Moving a main station to premises which are not wired 3.00 

Private branch exchanges— Moving a part or all of a private branch exchange 
system, actual cost. 

No charge is made under contracts for individual and party lines if the exist- 
ing service has been used continuously at the same location for the full preceding 
year, or if the subscriber has paid tlie standard charges for all changes of loca- 
tion or equipment madeduring such preceding year, or ifat the timeof moving 
a contract is taken for a higher grade of service at an increased rate. 

NEW OR1.EA.NS, I.A. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CUMBERLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 17, 1914. 

(The local service area embraced by this schedule includes New Orleans, Chal- 
motte, Algiers, Harveys Canal, McClellansville, Millenburg, Southport, and 
West End.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
fine. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$96. 00 
48.00 




$48. 00 


$12.00 




$36.00 




12.00 









Message rates. 



Local messages per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 

station. 


Business: 

None 


1 $36. 00 
2 60.00 

2 42.00 


2 
2 

2 


$12. 00 


1,000 


12.00 


Residence: 

1 000 


12 00 







I Fixed annual charge without messages. 

' Quarterly guarantee of one-fourth of the contract number of "Local messages 
per annum. " 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 





Guarantee. 


Minimum 
charge. 


Local 

messages ' 

(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


Business, 1-party... 
Residence,2-party.. 


3 local messages per day 

15 local messages per day . . . 


$54. 75 
30.42 


5 
5 


$12.00 
12.00 



1 Refund of 2§ cents per message allowed on local message charges In excess of 
guarantee. 

Short-term service: Short-term service and season service is furnished at 37 per 
cent of the aimual rate for the class of service desired for the first 3 months or 
fraction thereof, plus 7 per cent of the annual rate for the class of service desired, 
for each month m excess of the first 3 months. For very short periods, as during 
illness, and in other cases where this rate would be excessive, approval is given to 
accept cancellations upon payment of regular charges for the period of service, 
minimum 1 mouth, 7)las a percentage of the installation and disconnection costs, 
determined by the ratio of the unexpired portion of tlie contract period to the full 
contract period, plus an estimated depreciation on equipment and material. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (contracts are for periods of 3 
years. The minimum installation includes 2 tnmk lines)— 
Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's telephone 
for each jiosition — 

Equipped for 20 lines or less $60. 00 

Equipped for 21 lines or more 120.00 

Tnmk lines, both-way, each 180. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 90. 00 

Stations, each 12. 00 

Commercial and department store — Message rates — 
Switchljoard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and one operator's tele- 
phone for each position — 

Equipped for 20 lines or less $36. 00 

Equipped for 21 lines or more 72. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, with 83 local messages per month, each 60. 00 

Stations, each ". 12. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 02 



NEW ORI.EA.NS, I. A.— Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, 30 per cent of the 

cost, installed. 
Trunk lines, both ways or incoming, each (the average number of originating 
local messages per month for each tnmk line in service must be 200 or more 

before an additional tnmk line will be furnished) $36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, ca;'h — 

When company installs and maintains inside wiring 6.00 

When subscriber installs and maintains inside wiring 4.00 

Local messages. — One local m"ssa-,'e per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for trunk lines. No message allow- 
ance is included in charges for switchboard, stations, battery power, or ring- 
ing circuit. Additional locil messagfs, each, 3 cents. 
Battery power.- Thischarge is computed as follows : A circuit charge of $3 per an- 
num per quarter-mile or fracl ion thiTeff, route measurement; a terminal charge 
of $6 per aimum for each circuit; and a power charge of 12 cents per amium for 
each station, includmg operators' telephones. The maximum charge is 50 ctnis 
per station, including operators' telephones. The number of circuits required 
is determined by multiplying the number of feet, route measurement, between 
the switchboard and the central office by the number of stations connected 
with the switchboard, including operators' telephone:;, and dividing the 
product by 120,000. 
Rmging circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: \ circuit charge of $3 per 
annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a terminal 
charge of $0 per amium; and a power charge of S6 per amium. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Business or residence — Flat rates ( contracts are accepted for periods of either 1 
or 3 years. Under 1-year contracts subscribers are required to pay the actual 
cost of cabling , includmg the cost of lalwr and material. Under 3-year contracts 
sutjscribers are only required to pay the actual cost of cabling in excess of 50 
feet for any station, including the cost of labor and material. In all cases 
ownership of the cabling is vested in the company. The maximum equipment 
is that for 10 lines) — 





One-year 
contract. 


Three-year 
contract. 


Trunk lines, both-way, each: 
Business 


$144.00 
72.00 

72.00 
36.00 
18.00 
12.00 
15.00 


$144 00 


Residence 


72.00 


Trunk lines, incoming, each: 

Business 


72.00 




36.00 




24.00 


Stations with switching device 


15.00 


Battery power and ringing circuit 


15.00 







Excess exchange line mileage (mileage charges are computed on routemeasurements). 
Individual line — 
First IJ mile beyond the base-rate area — 

Per half mile or fraction tliereof $3. 00 

Beyond IJ miles from the base-rate area: 

Per mile or fraction thereof 15. 00 

Two-party line, per station — 

Beyond the base-rate area, per mile or fraction thereof 9. 00 

Five-party line, per station — 
Beyond the base-rate area, per mile or fraction thereof (in connection with 

2-party line base rate) 6. 00 

Extension-line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, S7.50. 
Extra directory listings, busmess or residence, $3. 
Joint-user service, business or residence, $12. 
Moving charges: 
Individual line — 

Moving within the same room $1. 00 

Moving within the same building 2. 00 

Moving to another building 3. 00 

Private branch exchanges Actual cost. 

NEW YOKK, N. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

Note.— The rates and charges specified herein, applying to local exchange service 
under standard contracts on a message-rate basis and all equipment in connection 
therewith, are subject to a discount of 10 per cent. This discount shall not apply 
to charges for servic-e or equipment furnished under obsolete flat or public telephone 
contracts; neither does it apply to toll charges or to mileage charges on lines which 
eliminate tolls. 

New York Citv is divided by natural waterways into three geographical sections, 
namely, Manhattan and Bronx; Brooklyn and Queens; and Richmond. In the 
application of exchange rate schedules each of these three sections is treated sep- 
arately. While the schedule arevs and local service areas under different sched- 
ules, available within one of these geographical divisions of the city, may overlap 
or be superimposed one on another, as for instance under Schedules I, II, III, and 
IV in the Manhattan-Bronx division , in no case does a local service area or a sched- 
ule area include territory in two of the geographical divisions. 
The map included as the last sheet of this statement, illustrates the relative posi- 
tions of these divisions and the red boundaries shown define "zones," into which 
the more highly developed sections of the city are further divided. These zones 
serve as an aid in limiting local service areas and schedule areas. In addition the 
zones, where in effect, serve as the basis for the application of interborough toll 
charges. 
Eight schedules of rates for local exchange service, not including certain "locality 
rates," are in effect in New York Citv. For completeness all of these schedules 
are given below, but it .should be noted that the Borough of Richmond, and much 
of the Borough of Queens (.see map) are distinctly suburban in character, Rich- 
mond being largely rural; and that the rates applicable within these areas are 
generallv comparable to those of other suburban sections not included within the 
limits of the city of New York, the rates for which are not stated herein. 



110 



TELEPHONES. 



1¥EW YORK, IV. Y.— Continued. 

Schedule I. 

Schedule I is available only, in that part of the Borough of Manhattan indicated 
on the map as Zone 1, and entitles subscribers to messages, without other charges, 
to all stations bearing the designation of a central office in Zones 1 or 2 

Message rates. 



Local mes- 
sages per 
annum. 


Business 

and 

residence, 

individual 

line. 


Residence 

only, 

2-party 

line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


600 
800 
1,000 
1,200 
1,500 
1,800 
2,100 
2,400 
2, 700 
3,000 
3,300 
3,600 
3,900 
4,200 
4,500 
4,800 
5,100 
5,400 
5,700 


S48. 00 

57.00 

66.00 

75.00 

87.00 

99.00 

111.00 

123.00 

135. 00 

147. 00 

156.00 

165.00 

174. 00 

183.00 

192. 00 

201. 00 

210. 00 

219.00 

228.00 


$42.00 
51.00 
60.00 
69. 00 
78.00 


5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 


$30. 00 


$6.00 







































































































Schedule II. 

Schedule II is available only in those parts of the Boroughs of Manhattan and 
Bronx indicated on the map as Zone 2, and entitles subscribers to messages, without 
other charges, to all stations bearing the designations of a central office in Zones 1, 
2, or 3. 

Message rates. 



Local 
messages 

per 
annum. 


Business 

and 
residence, 

indi- 
vidual 

line. 


Business 

and 

residence, 

2-i5arty 

line. 


Residence 

only, 

4-pafty 

line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 

aiKiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


600 

800 
1,000 
1,200 
1,500 
1,800 
2,100 
2,400 
2,700 
3,000 
3,300 
3,600 
3,900 
4,200 
4,500 
4,800 
5,100 
5,400 
5,700 


$48. 00 
57.00 
66.00 
75.00 
87.00 
99.00 
111.00 
123.00 
135. 00 
147. 00 
156.00 
165. 00 
174.00 
183.00 
192. 00 


$42.00 
51.00 
60.00 
69.00 
78.00 


$36. 00 


5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 


$30. 00 


$6.00 


































































































201.00 










210.00 
219.00 
228.00 




































Schedule III. 

Schedule III is available only in that part of the Borough of the Bronx indicated 
on the map as Zone 3, and entitles subscribers to messages, without other charges, 
to all stations bearing the designation of a central office in Zones 2 and 3. 

Flat rates.See Schedule IV. 
Message rates. 



Local 
messages 

per 
annum. 


Business 

and 
residence, 

indi- 
vidual 

line. 


Business 

and 

residence, 

2-party 

line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


600 
800 
1,000 
1,200 
1,500 
1,800 
2,100 
2,400 
2,700 
3,000 
3,300 
3,600 
3,900 
4,200 
4,600 
4,800 
5,100 
5,400 
6,700 


$48. 00 

57. 00 

66.00 

75.00 

87.00 

99.00 

111.00 

1Z3.00 

135. 00 

147. 00 

156. 00 

165.00 

174.00 

183.00 

192. 00 

201.00 

210. 00 

219. 00 

228.00 


$42.00 
51.00 
60.00 
69.00 
78.00 


5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
4 
4 
4 
4 

4 
4 
4 
4 


$30.00 


$6.00 


























■; 1 




















































30.00 


6.00 

















KEW YORK, IV. Y — Continued. 

Schedule IV. 

Schedule IV is available only in the Marble central office district, which serves 
the northern portion of Zone 2, and in the Kingsbridge, Williamsbridge, Woodlawn, 
Westchester, and City Island central office districts, which serve Zone 3. This 
schedule entitles subscribers to messages, without other charges, to all stations 
bearing the designations opposite the central oflice districts listed below: 



Central office districts. 



City Island 

Kingsbridge 

Marble 

Westchester 

Williamsbridge 

Woodlawn (only a part 
of the Woodlawn cen- 
tral office district is in 
New York City). 



Local service to — 



City Island and Westchester. 
Kingsbridge, Marble, and Williamsbridge. 
Marble, Kingsbridge, and Williamsbridge. 
Westchester and City Island. 

Williamsbridge, Kingsbridge, Marble, and Woodlawn. 
Woodlawn, WUliamsbridge, and Moimt Vernon (not in 
New York City). 



Flat rales. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
fine. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 




i$48.00 
36.00 


1 $36. 00 
30.00 






$6.00 


Residence 


$24.00 


$27.00 


6.00 







I Not available in Woodlawn central office district. 

Message rates. 

Not quoted imder this schedule. Message rates in Marble central office district 
shown under Schedule II and in other central office districts imder Schedule III. 

Schedule V. 

Schedule V is available only In Zones 5, 6, and 7, which cover the Borough of 
Brooklyn and certain parts of the Borough of Queens. This schedule, with mileage 
charges" when applicable or certain locality rates in lieu thereof, entitles subscribers 
to messages, without other charges, to all stations bearing the designation of a central 
office in Zones 5, 6, or 7; and in addition to this local service area subscribers served 
from Zone 5 and from the Cypress central office in Zone 6 are entitled to messages 
without toll charges to NewtowTi and to Richmond Hill, respectively, in the Borough 
of Queens. 

Flat rates. 

Residence only — Individual line, $60; 2-party line, $48; both-way auxiliary line, $45; 
extension station, .$6. 

Message rates. 



Local 

messages 

per 
annum. 


Business 
and resi- 
dence, 
indi- 
vidual 
line. 


Business 
and resi- 
dence, 
2-party 
fine. 


Resi- 
dence 
only, 
4-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both- 
way 
auxiliary 
line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


600 
800 
1,000 
1,200 
1,500 
1,800 
2,100 
2,400 
2,700 
3,000 
3,300 
3,600 
3,900 
4,200 
4,500 
4,800 
5,100 
5,400 
5,700 


$48. 00 

57.00 

66.00 

75.00 

87.00 

99.00 

111.00 

123. 00 

135.00 

147. 00 

156. 00 

165. 00 

174.00 

183. 00 

192. 00 

201.00 

210. 00 

219. 00 

228.00 


$42.00 
51.00 
60.00 
69.00 
78.00 


$36.00 


5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 


$30.00 


$6.00 
































































































































. 











Schedule VI. 

Schedule VI is available in 11 central office districts which serve the Borough of 
Queens excepting as included in Zones 5 and 6 (see map). This schedule, with 
mileage charges when applicable, entitles subscribers to messages without other 
charges to all stations bearing the desiginations opposite the central office districts 
listed below: 



Central office districts. 


Local service to— 


Bayside 


Bayside and Flushing. 

Far Rockaway, Hammels, and Woodmere (not in New 

York City.) 
Floral Park (only a part of the Floral Park central office 

district is in New York City). 

Flushing, Bayside, and Newtown. 

Forest Hills Newtown and Richmond Hill 


Far Rockaway 


Floral Park (only a part 
of the Floral Park 
central office district 
is in New York City). 

Flushing 


Forest Hills 


Hammels 


Hammels and Far Rockaway. 
HoUis, Jamaica, Richmond Hill, and Springfield. 
Jamaica, HoUis, Richmond Hill, and Springfleld. 
Newiown, Astoria, Flushing, Forest Hill, and Hunters 

Point. 
Richmond Hill, Forest Hills, Jamaica, and Cypress. 
Springfield, HolUs, and Jamaica. 


HoUis 


Jamaica 


Newtown 


Richmond Hill 

Springfield 





RATE SCHEDULES. 



Ill 



NEW YORK, IV. Y — Continued. 
Schedule VI— Continued. 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$48.00 
36.00 


$36.00 
30.00 


1 $30.00 
2 24. 00 


$36.00 
27.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


6.00 







> Available only in Floral Park (see map). 

2 Not available in Far Roekaway and Ham m els (see map). 

Schedule VII. 

This schedule is available to all subscribers in the Borough of Richmond and, 
with mileage charges when applicable, entitle such subscribers to messages, without 
other charges, to all stations bearing the designation of a Borough of Richmond 
central office. 

Flat rates. 

Residence only— Individual line, $42; 4-party line, $30; both-way auxiliary line, 
$31.50; extension station, $6. 

Message rates {business only). 



Local 
messages 

per 
annum. 


Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both- 
way 
auxiliary 
line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


600 
800 
1,000 
1,200 
1,500 
1,800 
2,100 
2,400 
2,700 
3,000 
3,300 
3,600 
3,900 
4,200 
4,500 
4,800 
5,100 
5,400 
5,700 




$36.00 
45.00 
51.00 
57.00 
63.00 
69.00 
75.00 


o 

■9 A 
c» 

O M 

3| 

a" 

f 


5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 




$6.00 


$48.00 
54.00 
60.00 
66.00 
72.00 
78.00 
84.00 
90.00 
96.00 
102. 00 
108.00 
114.00 
120. 00 
126.00 
132.00 
138.00 
144.00 
150.00 


$30.00 

































































































Schedule VIII. 

This schedule is available only in the New Dorp and Tottenville central office 
districts of the Borough of Richmond (see map), and, with mileage charges when 
applicable, entitles subscribers to messages, without other charges, to all stations 
bearing the designations New Dorp or Tottenville. 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


'-f&^' 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$48.00 
36.00 




$36.00 
24.00 




$6.00 


Residence .... 


$30.00 


$27.00 


6 00 







Message rates. — Not quoted under this schedule. See Schedule VII. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges. 

No charg;es are made for the installation of No. 1 private branch exchanges, except 
where the installation is exceptionally expensive, as in reinforced concrete build- 
ings, etc., or when the system is not likely to be reasonably permanent. 

Schedule I applies exclusively in the Boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, and 
Manhattan, and in that part of Queens known as Zone 5. 

Schedule II applies only in that part of Queens not included in Zone 5. 

Schedule III applies only in Richmond. 

Schedule IV applies only in that part of Queens not included in Zone 5. 





Schedule I. 


Schedule II. 


Schedule III. 


Switchboard, cord or cordless, with 
battery power, an operating tele- 
phone for each position, two both- 
way tnmk lines, two stations, and 
the number of local messages indi- 
cated 


$204. 00 
3,600 

$24.00 

$6.00 
$0.04 

400 
$0.03 
No addi- 
tional 
charge. 


$156. 00 
2,000 

$24.00 

$6.00 
$0.04 

400 

$0.03 

1 $24. 00 


$132. 00 


T^cal messagps per annum 


1,200 


Additional trunk lines, both-way only, 


$24.00 


Additional stations, main or extension, 


$6.00 


Additional local messages, each 

If contracted for in advance in lots 
of 


$0.04 
300 


Each 


$0.03 


Ringing circuit 


I $24. 00 







1 No additional charge if subscriber contracts for either 3,500 local messages or 
20 stations. 



IVEW YORK, IV. v.— Continued. 
Schedule IX. 

This schedule applies to hotels, apartment houses, clubs, and locations of similar 
nature. 

Switchboard, with battery power and an operating telephone for each posi- 
tion $36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each (no station charge is made for stations, in- 
cluding booth equipment, placed in public corridors for tlie use of the gen- 
eral public) 6. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional cliarge. 
Local messages, public telephone rate. 

Ringing circui t ( no additional charge if subscriber contracts for 20 stations) . 24. 00 
No. 1 residence system: 
Flat rates and message rates (an installation charge is made to cover the cost of 
construction of all circuits between stations, including labor and materials) — 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each, individual-line rate less SO. (Under message- 
rate contracts the charge for the initial trunk line includes the right to send 
in one year the numljer of local messages specified under the individual-line 
schedule, with charges for additional local messages as provided in said sched- 
ule. Additional message-rate trunk lines are charged for at the auxiliary- 
line rate.) 
Stations with switching device, each — . 

Capacity, 10 lines $12. 00 

Capacity, 20 lines 15. 00 

Capacity, 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations without switching device, each 6. 00 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines— 
Flat rates. — The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
64.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termiuation charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

S hort-t erm rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-lenn rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 



month. 



$12. 00 
11.00 
12.25 
11.00 
12.50 
11.00 
13.55 
11.55 
14.00 
12.10 
15.65 
12.65 
16.70 
13.20 
17.75 
13.75 
18.80 
14.30 
19.85 
14.85 



2 
months. 



months. 



$12.00 
10.00 
12.50 
10.00 
13.00 
10.00 
14.50 
10.50 
16.00 
11.00 
17.50 
11.50 
19.00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13. 00 
23.50 
13.50 



$12.00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15.45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10.35 
21.30 
10.80 
23.25 
11.25 
25.20 
11.70 
27.15 
12.15 



months. 



$12.00 

8.00 
13.00 

8.00 
14.00 

8.00 
16.40 

8.40 
18.80 

8.80 
21.20 

9.20 
23.60 

9.60 
26.00 
10.00 
28.40 
10.40 
30.80 
10.80 



5 
months. 



$12. 00 

7.00 
13.25 

7.00 
14.50 

7.00 
17.35 

7.35 
20.20 

7.70 
23.05 

8.05 
25.90 

8.40 
28.75 

8.75 
31.60 

9.10 
34.45 

9.45 



6 
months. 



$12.00 

6.00 
13.50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24. 90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36. 00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-terra rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 



7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


10.50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


5. .50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 



12 
months. 



$12.00 
"i5.66 

"'is.' 66 

"24." 66 

"36.66 

"36.' 66 

' "42.06 

"48." 66 

"54.' 66 
"66.66 



Note.— The minimum charge is for 1 month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate 
increases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages under a message^rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being 
not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the mini- 
mum rate in the message rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifico ql 
original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period 
of use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message rate contract equals 
or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the schedule 
rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Extension stations: The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of the 
established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one ul' several stations located 
in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to 
be the one disconnected. 



112 



TELEPHONES. 



NEW YORK, IV. Y.— Continued. 

Schedule IX— Continued. 

Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the jiroportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-foiu-ths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines.— The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunk Ime rate, under "Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in .service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the 
annual rate, for the remaining portion of the j'ear, the minimum charge being 
three-fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of 
several stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest 
in service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the numbe' of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum 
annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages 
guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such 
proportion of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year 
Ijears to the whole year. When the number of messages used equals, or 
exceeds, the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract 
rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Season service: 

In Far Rockaway and Hammels the minimum rate for individual line, party- 
line, private branch exchange trunk line, mileage charge or miscellaneous 
charges for business or residence service furnished during any portion of the 
season period from June 1 to September 30, inclusive, is the short-term rate 
for 7 months. This does not apply to extension stations, private branch 
exchange stations, or switchboards. 
In Sea Gate (a part of Coney Island) the minimum rate for business or residence 
service during any portion of the season period from June 1 to September 30, 
inclusive, is the short-term rate for 7 months. 
Excess exchange line mileage (no excess exchange line mileage is charged in the 
Boroughs of Xianhattan, the Brorux, or Brooklyn. In Hammels, in the Borough of 
Queens , certain locality rates are in effect in lieu of mileage charges. In other 
portions of Queens and in Richmond mileage charges are computed on air-line 
measurements for distances beyond a base-rate area and within 2i m iles of a central 
office or rate center, and on route measurements beyond this radial distance): 



NEW YORK, IV. Y — Continued. 

Schedule IX— Continued. 

Excess exchange line mileage — Continued. 

Individual line or private branch exchange tnmk line, per quarter- 
mile or fraction thereof $9.00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. 50 

Four-party line or four-plus-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or 
fraction thereof 2. 25 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 
For submarine cable less than 200 feet in length, regular mileage charges apply. 
For submarine cable 200 feet or more in length, 2^ cents per linear foot per 
annum is charged, except for North River and East River cable crossings, 
for which the following rates apply: 
North River — First circuit, S180; additional circuits, each, $150. 
East River — First circuit, S150; additional circuits, each, $120. 
In computing mileage, the total length of all extension and tie lines is used, 
for which the same rate or scale of rates apply, and which radiate from the 
same private branch exchange switchboard, or from two or more switchboards 
contracted for by the same subscriber and coimected by tie lines. 
E.xtension and tie lines^ 
Between points in the same local area, per quarter-mile or fraction (does 

not apply in the Boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx) $7. 50 

Between points in dilTerent local areas (applies in the Boroughs of Manhattan 
and the Bronx between points in either the same or different local areas) — 

First 5 miles, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $12. 00 

Next5miles,per cjuarter-mile or fraction thereof 9. 00 

Next 5 miles, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 6. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 9. 00 

The following charges apply to tie lines between switchboards located in the 
same buildings 
Where both switchboards are contracted for by the same subscriber — 

Installation charge for COO feet or less $5. 00 

Installation charge lor each 100 feet or fraction thereof over 600 feet... 2.00 

Where the switchboards are contracted for by different subscribers, the mini, 
mum annual charge corresponds to the one-quarter-mile charge under the 
tie line mileage schedule. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 




I 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



113 



NEW YORK, IV. Y — Continued. 

ScHEDxn,E IX — Continued. 

Moving charges: 
Individual or party-line main or extension station or No. 1 private branch 
exchange station- 
Inside move, no charge. 
Outside move, during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Main stat ion moved independently $3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved Independently of main station 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address 

as main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards — 
Inside move during lirst year or within one year from last tree move: 

Same Another 

room. room. 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines cr less 10.00 18.00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

Outside move during f.rst year or within one year from last free move — 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $10. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

No. 1 residence systems, first or subsequent years, estimated cost. 

NIAOARA FA1.L.S, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NIAGARA COUNTY HOME 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 1, 1913. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 




$48.00 
36.00 


$36. 00 


Residence 


18.00 







The above is unlimited local service — either wall or desk set. 

Extension station located in same building as main station. Wall or desk 

set instrument, connected only to exclusive line service $12. GO 

■Extension bell connected in same building with instnmaent 2.00 

Extra listing in the company's official directory 2.00 

Rural or multiparty service. Hotel type wall set only, may be nonselective. 15. 00 

IVORFOliK, VA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CHESAPEAKE & POTO- 
MAC TELEPHONE CO. OF VIRGINIA IN EFFECT AUG. 18,1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$60. 00 
36.00 


$48.00 
24.00 


$48. 00 
24.00 


$12.00 


Residence 


6 00 







Message rates.^ 



Local messages per annum. 


Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
lino. 


4-party 
fme. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business: 

1,200 


$36. 00 
6.00 


$36. 00 
5.00 


$36. 00 
5.00 

18.00 
3.00 


3 


$6 00 


Limit olcharge per month. 




Residence: 

600 


3 


6.00 


Limit of charge per month. 














1 



1 Monthly guarantee of one-twelfth of the contract number of "Local messages 
per annum." 

Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each 
station connected, minimum charge, $24. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $90.00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 45.00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12.00 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal cliargo of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 
cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' tele- 
phones. The number of circuits requii'ed is determined by multiplying 
the number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard, and the 
central office by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
including operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 
Ringing cii'cuit. — This cliarge is computed as follows: A ciicuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measuremeut; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per aTmum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
Commercial and department store — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each sta- 
tion connected, minimum charge, $24. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $48. 00 

Trunk lines , incoming, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

81100°— 15 8 



IVORFOI.K, VA Continued. 

Private branch exchange service — Continued. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Commercial and department store — Message rates — Continued. 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for switchboard, stations, and 
trunk lines. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measiu'ement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 
cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maximum charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' tele- 
phones. The number of circuits required is determined Ijy multiplying 
the number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the 
central office by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
including operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 

Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
Hotel and apartment house. — Message rates — 

Switchboard, cord only, with an operator's telephone for each posi- 
tion $30. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 

Stations, main or extension, each (no charge is made for stations, in- 
cluding booth equipment, placed in public corridors for the use of 
the general public) 6. 00 

Local messages, each, public-telephone rate less 20 per cent. 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 
cents per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The 
maxlmtun charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' tele- 
phones. The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying 
the number of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the 
central office by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, 
Including operators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 

Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a 
terminal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — Flat rales — (contracts are accepted for periods 
of either 1 or 3 years. Under 1-year contracts subscribers are required to pay 
the actual cost of cabling, including labor and material. The equipment fur- 
nished is that for 10 lines)— 



Trunk lines, both-way, each 

Receiving station^ witli switching device 

Stations, with switchmg device, each 

Battery power and ringing circuit 



One-year 
contract. 



$90.00 
18.00 
12.00 
15.00 



Three-year 
contract. 



$90.00 
24.00 
15.00 
15.00 



Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 
Flat rales. — The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts with- 
in the initial period. 



Annual 
flat 

rates. 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 




month 


months 


months 


months 


months 


months 


$12.00 


Short-term rate 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


15.00 


Short-term rate 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.00 


13.25 


13.50 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


18.00 


Short-term rate 


12.50 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


24.00 


Short-term rate 


13.55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


18.30 




Termination charge. . . 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


6.30 


30.00 


Short-term rate 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


21.60 




Termination charge. . . 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


6.60 


36.00 


Short-term rate 


15.05 


17.50 


19.35 


21.20 


23.05 


24.90 




Termination charge. . . 


12. 65 


11.50 


10.35 


9.20 


8.05 


6.90 


42.00 


Short-term rate 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25. 90 


28.20 




Termination charge. . . 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


7.20 


48.00 


Short-term rate 


17.75 


20.50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


31.50 




Termination charge. . . 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


7.50 


54.00 


Short-term rate 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28.40 


31.00 


34.80 




Termination charge. . . 


14.30 


13.00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


7.80 


60.00 


Short-term rate 


19.85 


23.50 


27.15 


30.80 


34.45 


38.10 




Termination charge. . . 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 


8.10 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
30.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 



7 
months 



$12.00 

5.00 
13.75 

5.00 
15.50 

5.00 
19.25 

5.25 
23.00 

5. .50 
26.75 

5.75 
30.50 

6.00 
34.25 

6.25 
38.00 

6.60 
41.75 

6.75 



months 



$12.00 

4.00 
14.00 

4.00 
16.00 

4.00 
20.20 

4.20 
24.40 

4.40 
28.60 

4.60 
32,80 

4.80 
37.00 

5.00 
41.20 

5.20 
45. 40 

5.40 



9 
months 



$12.00 

3.00 
14.25 

3.00 
16.50 

3.00 
21.15 

3.15 
25.80 

3.30 
30.45 

3.45 
35.10 

3.60 
39.75 

3.75 
44.40 

3.90 
49.05 

4.05 



10 
months 



$12.00 

2.00 
14.50 

2.00 
17.00 

2.00 
22.10 

2.10 
27.20 

2.20 
32.30 

2.30 
37.40 

2.40 
42.50 

2.50 
47.60 

2.60 
52.70 

2.70 



11 
months 



12 
months 



$12.00 


$12.00 


1.00 




14.75 


15.00 


1.00 




17.50 


18.00 


1.00 




23.05 


24.00 


1.05 




28.60 


30.00 


1.10 




34.15 


36.66 


1.15 




39.70 


42.00 


1.20 




45.25 


48.00 


1.25 




50.80 


54.00 


1.30 




56.35 


60.00 


1.35 





114 



TELEPHONES. 



IVORFOI.K, VA — Continued. 

Short-term service — Continued. 

Note.— The minimum charge is for 1 montli. For fractional parts of succeed- 
ing months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate 
increases tor each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with 
any annual rale not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the ne.xt higher annual rate. 

Message rales. — When the number of messages under a message-rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of tlie minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being 
not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the mini- 
mum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede message rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of ser\nce, effective from th 
beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period 
of use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract equals 
or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the schedule 
rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Extension stations.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of .sei-vice, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of the 
established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located in 
the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be the 
one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for tlie 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate, under "Flat rates." Upon dis- 
connection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to 
be the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourtlis of tlie established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in serv- 
ice is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge'is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guaran- 
teed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such pro- 
portion of the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to 
the whole year. When the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, the 
minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the 
messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange-line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
the base-rate area. On 2 and 4 party lines the charge is prorated between the 
subscribers. Under message-rate contracts one local message per month is 
allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the mileage 
charge), per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, S5. 
Extension and tie-line mileage (imder message-rate contracts, one local message per 
month is allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the 
mileage charge), per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement, $5. 
Extra directx)ry listings (under message-rate contracts, one local message per month 
is allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 cents per month charged for 
extra listings), business or residence, S3. 
Joint-user service (under message-rate contracts, one local message per month Is 
allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 cents per month charged for joint- 
user service): 





Individual 
line. 


2 or 4 party 
line. 


Flat rates: 


.?24. 00 
12.00 

12.00 
2.00 


$18 00 


Residence . 


6 00 


Message rates: 
Business.... 


12 00 


Limit of charge per month 


2 00 


Residence . 


6 00 






1 00 









Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station, or No. 1 private branch 
exchange station, diu'ing the first year or within 1 year from the last free 
move- 
Inside move $1. 00 

Outside move — 

Main station moved independently 3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards, during the first year or within 1 year 
from the last free move- 
Same Another 
Inside move— room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less So. 00 SS. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move- 
Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $10.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Trunkline, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal). . $3.00 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years, at cost. 



IVORTH BRANCH, MIIVM. 

NET ANNUAL RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE & TELE- 
GRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

City and raral-line service: 



Business . . 
Residence. 



Individual 
line. 



$24.00 
18.00 



Riu-al line. 



$24.00 
15.00 



Business, summer season $15. 00 

Residence, summer season 10. 00 

Extension station 6. 00 

Rural connecting companies S2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circmt. 

OAK1.AIVD, CAI.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1912. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Schedule I. 

[The local service area includes Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley.] 

Flat rates. 



Business . . 
Residence. 



Individ- 
ual line. 



$84. 00 
36.00 



2-party Ime. 



$54. 00 

Wall set, $27. 00 
Desk set, 30. 00 



Auxiliary line. 



Inward, $36. 00 
Both-way, 72. 00 



Exten- 
sion 
station. 



$12.00 

(') 



1 Wall set without bell, $6; with bell, $7.80. Desk set without bell, $9; with 
bell, $12. 

Message rates (business only, on monthly guarantee basis). 



Local 

messages 

per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


900 
1,500 


$48. 00 
60.00 


2i 
2 


$30.00 


$12.00 







Subscribers' coin-boi rates. 





Guarantee (onmonthly basis). 


Minimum 
charge. 


Local 

messages 
(cents). 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business, 1-party. . . 
Residence, 1-party . 
Residence, 4-party . 


3 local messages per day 

li local messages per day 

I'local message per day 


$54.75 
27.38 
18.25 


15 
15 

35 


$12.00 



1 Refund of 2| cents per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee. 

2 Wall set without bell, $6; with bell, $7.80; Desk set without bell, $9; with 
bell, $12. 

3 Reftmd of 1 cent per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee. 

Schedule II. 

This schedule is available in that section of Oakland served by the Chinatown 
central oflBce, and entitles subscribers to local service to Chinatown stations. 

Flat rates. — Business and residence individual line, $24. 
Individual and party line short-term service: 
Flat rates^ 
Three months' contracts, double regular rate for period of service. 
Three to six months' contracts, regular rate for period of service plus 50 per cent. 
Si.x to nine months' contracts, regular rate for period of service plus 25 per cent. 
Message rates, regular contract rate for period of service plus $4. 
Rural line service (suburban service): 

Business $36. 00 

Residence 30. 00 

The company builds circuits up to 5 miles from the central office provided there 
is an average of 2 or more stations per mile of circuit. Beyond 5 miles the sub- 
scribers pay part or all of the construction cost. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (an installation charge is made if 
the contract period is less than three years. Contracts are not accepted for 
less than 2 trunk lines and 4 stations, e.xcluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 
operator's telephone — 

Capacity 2 trunks, 4 lines $30. 00 

Capacity 3 trimks, 7 lines 39.00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



115 



OAKIiAIVD, CAIi.— Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — Continued. 
Switchboard, cord, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an oper- 
ator's telephone for each position, per position $60. 00 

First trunk line, both-way 108. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 81. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Trunk lines, outgoing, each 84. 00 

Stations, each 12. 00 

Hotel — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for a period of less than 3 years nor 
for less than 2 trunk lines. Subscribers contract for an additional trunk lino 
for each 25 stations or traction thereof comiected, in excess of 50. Subscribers 
furnish wiring between the switchboard and stations) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an op- 
erator's telephone for each position, equipped for 15 lines $24. 00 

Additional switchboard equipment, for each group of five lines or frac- 
tion thereof 2. 40 

First trunk lino, both-way 108. 00 

Additional trmik l:nes, both-way, each 81. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36.00 

Trunk lines, outgoing, each 84. 00 

Stations, not in guest rooms, wall or desk, each 12. 00 

Stations, in guest rooms, each — Desk set. Wall set. 

I to 10 $9. 00 $6. 00 

II to 20 8. 40 5. 40 

21 to 35 7. 80 4. 80 

36 to 50 7. 20 4. 20 

Over 50 6. 00 3. 00 

Apartment house — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for a period of less than 3 
years nor for less than 50 stations, excluding operator's telephones. Sub- 
scribers furnish wiring between the switchboard and stations) — 

Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an op- 
erator's telephone for each position $24. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 72. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 24. 00 

Trunk lines, outgoing, each 48.00 

Stations, each, wall set, $3; desk set, $6. 
Commercial and department store — Message rates (an installation charge is made 
if the contract period is less than 3 years. Contracts are not accepted for less 
than 2 trunk lines and 4 stations, e.xcluding operators' telephones) — 

Switchboord, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, an opera- 
tor's telephone for each position, two both-way trunk lines, and 3,000 
local messages per amium (on a monthly basis) $120. 00 

Additional triuik lines, both-way, each 24. 00 

Stations, each — 

lto20 9.00 

Over 20 6.00 

Additional local messages, each 2 cents. 
Hotel — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less than 3 years. 
Subscribers funiish wiring between the switchboard and stations) — 

Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 
telephone for each position, no additional charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 

Stations, not in guest rooms, wall or desk, each, $12. 

Stations, in guest rooms, each — Desk set. Wall set. 

I to 10 $9. 00 $6. 00 

II to 20 8. 40 5. 40 

21 to 35 7. 80 4. 80 

36 to 50 7. 20 4. 20 

Over 50 6. 00 3. 00 

Local messages, each, 2J cents. 

Apartment house — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for a period of less 
than 3 years nor for less than 50 stations, excluding operators' telephones. 
Subscribers furnish wiring between the switchboard and stations) — 
Switchboard, cord only, willi battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, no additional charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 
Stations, each— Wall set, 83; desk set, $6. 
Local messages, each, 2 cents. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — Business — Flat rates (under 3-year contracts an 
installation charge is made to cover the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Under 
1-year contracts an installation charge is made to cover the labor of making 
the installation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Contracts are not 
accepted for less than 2 both-way trunk lines and 4 stations): 

Eeceiving station, with switching device, battery power, and ringing circuit — 

Equipped for 10 lines $24. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 27. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines> 30. 00 

First both-way trunk line 108. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 81. 00 

First outgoing trunk line 84. 00 

Additional trunk lines, outgoing, each 63. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Stations, with switching device — 

Equipped for 10 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 20 Imes IS. 00 

Equipped lor 30 lines 21. 00 

No. 1 residence systems — Flat rates (an installation charge is made to cover the 
labor of making the histallation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Con- 
tracts are not accepted for less than 3 stations): 

Receiving station, with switching device, battery power, ringing circuit, and one 
both-way trunk line — 

Equipped for 10 lines $48. 00 

• Equipped for 20 Imes 51. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 54. 00 

Additional trunk lines, l)oth-way, each 24. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 9. 00 

Equipped for 20 1 ines 12. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 15. 00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Business — Message rates (under ?-year contract 
an installation charge is made to cover the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. 
Under 1-year contracts an installation charge is made to cover the labor of mak- 
ing the installation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Contracts are not 
accepted for less than 4 stations): 

Receiving station, with battery power, ringing circuit, necessary outgoing trunk 
lines, 1 incoming trunk line,and 3,000 local messages per aimum (on a monthly 
basis) — 

Equipped for 10 lines $108. 00 

Equipped for 20 Unes 111. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 114. 00 

Additional trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 



OAKL.AIVI>, CAl, — Continued. 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Business— Message rates — Continued. 
Stations, with switchhig device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines $12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 02 

Excess exchange line mileage (mileage charges are computed on route measure- 
ments beyond city limits): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $6. 00 

2-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. 20 

4-party luie, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Extension lino mileage (mileage charges are computed on route measurements) 
extension lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $6. 

Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence, each $3. 00 

Hotel, names of guests, each 6. 00 

Joint-user service: 

Flat rates, business only 18. 00 

Message rates or subscribers' coin-box rates 3. 00 

Moving charges (no charge is made for moving station equipment in case the initial 

contract period has expired, if the subscriber signs a new contract). Except 
as noted, the following charges apply: 
Moving a station to another location — 

In the same room $1. 00 

In the same l>uilding 2. 00 

In another building 3. 50 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANOE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $18. 00 

Residence station , individual Ime 12. 00 

Rural coimecting companies, $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

oki.a1ioma city, oki.a. 

net annual exchange rates of the pioneer telephone 
& telegraph: co. in effect aug. 22, 1914. 



Individual and party -line service (flat rates): 










Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business .... 


$49. 20 
26.40 


$41.40 
24.00 


$12 00 




6 00 







No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for less 
than 3 stations, exclufiing operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit and an 
operator's telephone for each position (an additionalcharge of $24 per 

annum is made if subscriber contracts for only one tnink Ime) $20. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 49.20 

Stations, each 12. 00 

Hotel and apartment house — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for less than 
50 transient hotel stations or 40-family hotel or apartment-houso stations, 
excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit and 

an operator's telephone for each position $20. 00 

TrunJi lines, outgoing, each 172. 20 

Trunk lines, incoming, no additional charge. 

Stations, each 3. 00 

Hotel — Message rates (this schedule applies only to the larger hotels) — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, rmging circuit and an 

operator's telephone for each position, no additional jharge. 
Tnink lines, incoming or outgoing, no additional charge. 
Stations, each, $3. 
Local messages, each, 2| cents. 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
1 mile from the central ofTice): 

Individual line, per half-mile or fraction thereof $3. 00 

Party line, per station, per half-mile or traction thereof 1. 80 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on the shortest street 

distances), per half-mile or fraction thereof, $12. 
Extra directory listings: 

Business, each 6.00 

Residence, each 3. 00 

Moving charges (moves are made without charge, provided subscriber has had 
service at the same location for at least one year). Except as noted the following 
charges apply for moving station equipment: 

Inside move SO. 50 

Outside move 1. 00 

OMAHA, IVEBR. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEBRASKA TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 11, 1914. 

SCHEDLn,E I. 

This schedule, with mileage charges when applicable, entitles subscribers to 
messages, without other charges, to all stations bearing the designation of a Benson, 
Florence, or Omaha central office. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Flat rates: 

Business 

Residence 


$72.00 
30.00 


.?54. 00 
24.00 


$36. 00 


$12.00 
6.00 













116 



TELEPHONES. 



OMAHA, IVEBR — Continued. 

Schedule II. 

This schedule, with mileage charges when applicable, entitles subscribers to 
messages, without other charges, to all stations bearing the designation of a Belle- 
vue, Benson, Florence, Omaha, Kallston, or South Omaha central office. 



Flat rates: 
Business. . 
Residence. 



Individual 
Ime. 



$84. 00 
36.00 



2-partyline. 



$66. 00 
30.00 



Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 



$42. 00 



E.xtension sta- 
tion. 



$12.00 
/Desk set, 12.00 
\Wall set, 6. 00 



Individual and party-line short-term service. — The charge is the proportionate part 
of the annual rate for the class of service employed, plus the cost of installation 
and disconnection. 
Rural line service, business or residence, $24. 
Private branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private brancli exchanges — 
Commerical and department store — Flat rates (an installation charge is made 
if the contract period is less than 5 years. Contracts for cord switchboards 
are not accepted for less than 5 stations, excluding operators' telephones. 
Contracts for multiple switchboards are not accepted for less than 100 sta- 
tions, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit and operator's 

telephone, no additional charge. 
Switchboard, cord, nonmulliple, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 
operator's telephone, one position, maximum capacity 80 lines, no addi- 
tional charge. 
Additional equipment, per position, including operator's telephone. . $72. 00 
Switchboard, cord, multiple, with battery power, ringing circuit, and 

an operator's telephone for each position, per connected line 6. 00 

Trunk 1 ines, both- way, each 8t. 00 

"Trimk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Stations, connected with nonmultiple or cordless switchboards, each — 

First 10 18.00 

1 1 to 20 15. 00 

21 to 50 12.00 

Over 50 9.00 

Stations, connected with multiple switchboard, each (applies only 
to stations located in the same building as the switchboard. For 
stations located outside of the building the rate is $12 each, plus 

mileage charges) 6. 00 

Family hotel and apartment house — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for a 
period of less than 5 years) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 
telephone for each position, no additional charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $8i. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Transient hotel — Message rates (subscribers bear the cost of wiring. Contracts 
are not accepted for a period of less than 5 years nor less than 2 trunk lines, 
one incoming and one outgoing, and 25 stations, excluding operators' tele- 
phones) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, no additional charge. 
Trunk lines, incoming, each, S12. 
Trunk lines, outgoing, no additional charge. 
Stations, each, $3. 
Local messages, each, 2J cents. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — 
Busmess and residence — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for a period of 
less than 5 years nor for less than 5 stations. The maximum equipment 
furnished consists of 20 1 ines) — 
Trunk lines, both-way, each — 

Business $84. 00 

Residence 36. 00 

Tnmk lines, incoming, each — 

Business 42. 00 

Residence 18. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 
Business — 

First 10 18. 00' 

Over 10 15. 00 

Residence 9. 00 

Excess exchange Ime mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line measure- 
ments, beyond 2 miles from the central office): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 85. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3.00 

Extension line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, air-line distance, 7.50 
Extra directory listings, per dhcctory issue, each, $1. 
Joint-user service: 

Business 18. 00 

Residence 6. 00 

Moving charges: 

Individual and party lines. — One move each year without charge; additional 

moves inside or outside, $1.50. 
Private branch exchanges, actual cost. 

OnTOl^VItliE, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OP THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $24.00 

Residence station, individual line 12. 00 

Rural connecting companies $2.50 per circuit per month and 15 cents each for aU 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 



PADVCAH, KY. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PADUCAH HOME TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JULY 21, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 

line 

harmonic. 


4-party 

line 

harmonic. 


Extension 
station. 


Extension 
bell. 


Business 


S30.00 
18.00 


$27.00 
15.00 


$24.00 
12.00 


$12.00 
6.00 


$6 00 


Residence 


3 00 







Rural line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Party line. 


Business ... 


$30.00 
18.00 


$30 00 




18 00 







Additional charge of $3 per mile for each mile distant from city limits. 

Private branch exchange service: 

Trunks $30. 00 

Stations 9. 00 

Subscrilier furnishes private branch exchange operator without cost to company. 

Intercommunicating sets: 

Trunks $30. 00 

Stations 12. 00 

PASSAIC, IV. J. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Allwood, Athenia, Clifton, Delawana, Garfield, 
Lodi, Passaic, and Richfield.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 

Residence only — Individual line, $42; 2-party line, $36; 4-party line, $30; both-way 
auxiliary line, ^1.50; extension station, $6. 

Message, rates (business only). 



Local 
messages 

per 
aimum. 


Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
Ime. 


4-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 

messages 
(cents). 


Both- 
way 
auxiliary 
line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


600 
800 
1,000 
1,000 
1,200 
1,200 
1,500 
1,500 
1,800 


$42. 00 
51.00 
60.00 


$36.00 
45.00 


1 $30. 00 


5 
5 

5 
3 
4 
3 
4 
3 


$30. 00 


$6.00 








54.00 








66.00 








63.00 








72.00 








72.00 








2 78. 00 

















1 Guarantee of $2.50 per month in local messages at 5 cents each. 

2 Additional messages 2 cents each if contracted for in advance in lots of 300. 

I'rivate branch exchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — Message rates — 

Switchboard, cord or cordless, with battery power, an operator's tele- 
phone for each position, two both-way trunk lines, two stations, and 
1 ,200 local messages per annum $132. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 24.00 

Additional stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 03 

If contracted for in advance in lots of 300, each 0. 02 

Ringing circuit (no additional charge is made for ringing circuit if the 

subscriber contracts for either 3 ,600 local messages or 20 stations) 24. 00 

No. 1 residence systems — Flat rates (an installation charge is made, to 
cover the cost of circuits between stations, including labor and ma- 
terial) — 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 36.00 

Stations, with sv«itch"lng device, each- 
Capacity 10 lines 12. 00 

Capacity 20 lines 15. 00 

Capacity 30 1 ines 18. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 6. 00 

Short-terra service: 
Individual and party lines — 

Flat rales. — The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the Initial period. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



117 



PASSAIC, IV. J.— Continued. 

Short-term service — Continued. 
Individual and party lines — Flat rates — Continued. 



Annual 

flat 
rates. 




1 
month. 


2 
months. 


3 

months. 


4 
months. 


5 
months. 


6 
months. 


$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 


Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rale 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terrainalion charge. . . 

Short-terra rale 

Terraination charge. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Terraination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termuialion charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 


$12. 00 
11.00 
12.25 
11.00 
12.50 
11.00 
13.55 
11.55 
14.60 
12.10 
15.05 
12.65 
16.70 
13. 20 
17.75 
13.75 
18.80 
14.30 
19.85 
14.85 


$12. 00 
10.00 
12.50 
10.00 
13.00 
10.00 
14.50 
10. 50 
16.00 
11.00 
17.50 
11.50 
19.00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13.00 
23.50 
13.50 


$12.00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15. 45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10.35 
21.30 
10.80 
23.25 
11.25 
25.20 
11.70 
27.15 
12.15 


$12.00 

8.00 
13.00 

8.00 
14.00 

8.00 
16.40 

8.40 
18.80 

8.80 
21.20 

9.20 
23.60 

9.00 
20.00 
10.00 
28. 40 
10.40 
30.80 
10.80 


$12.00 

7.00 
13.25 

7.00 
14. 50 

7.00 
17.35 

7.35 
20.20 

7.70 
23.05 

8.05 
25.90 

8.40 
28.75 

8.75 
31.60 

9.10 
34.45 

9.45 


$12. 00 

6.00 
13.50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 


Annual 

flat 

rates. 




7 
months. 


8 
months. 


9 
months. 


10 
months. 


11 
months. 


12 
months. 


J12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 


Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Terminal ion charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Terminal ion charge. . . 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 


$12. 00 

5.00 
13.75 

5.00 
15.50 

5.00 
19.25 

5.25 
23.00 

5.50 
26.75 

5.75 
30.50 

6.00 
34.25 

6.25 
38.00 

6.50 
41.75 

6.75 


$12.00 

4.00 
14.00 

4.00 
16.00 

4.00 
20.20 

4.20 
24.40 

4.40 
28.60 

4.60 
32.80 

4.80 
37.00 

6.00 
41.20 

5.20 
45.40 

5.40 


$12.00 

3.00 
14.25 

3.00 
16.50 

3.00 
21.15 

3.15 
25.80 

3.30 
30.45 

3.45 
35.10 

3.60 
39.75 

3.75 
44.40 

3.90 
49.05 

4.05 


$12. 00 

2.00 
14.50 

2.00 
17.00 

2.00 
22.10 

2.10 
27.20 

2.20 
32.30 

2.30 
37.40 

2.40 
42.50 

2.50 
47.60 

2.60 
52.70 

2.70 


$12.00 

1.00 
14.75 

1.00 
17.50 

1.00 
23.05 

1.05 
28.60 

1.10 
34.15 

1.15 
39.70 

1.20 
45.25 

1.25 
50.80 

1.30 
5B. 35 

1.35 


$12.00 

'"'is.' 66 

"'is.' 66 

"'24.' 66 

'36.' 66 

"'36.' 66 

"'42.' 66 

'"48.66 

"'54.' 66 
"'c6.'66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate in- 
creases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to tlie proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rale. 

Message rales. — When the number of messages under a message rale contract is 
less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion 
of the minimum aimual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being 
not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the mini- 
mum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note. — Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, ellective from the 
begiiming of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are giioted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period 
of use under the annual flat rate for tlie same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract 
equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the 
schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in 
one year. 
Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of 
the established aimual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations lo- 
cated in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed 
to be the one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being ttiree-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the armual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate, under "Flat rates." Upon dis- 
connection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to 
be the one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate lor the period of service, plus one-half 1 ho proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in serv- 
ice is assumed to be the one disconnected. 



PASSAIC, IV. J.— Continued. 

Private branch exchanges — Continued. 

Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guar- 
anteed under such rale, the minimum charge being not less than such pro- 
portion of the minimum amiual rale as the expired ponion of the year bears 
to the whole year. When the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, 
the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for 
the messages used, as though such messages were used in one vear. 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
the base-rate area au'l within 2J miles of the central oiTice or rate center, and 
on route measurements beyond this distance): 
Individual line, or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter- 
mile or fraction thereof $9. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. .50 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 25 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements), 

per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch 
exchange station — 

Inside move No charge. 

Outside move, during first year or within one year from last free move- 
Main station moved independently .$3. 00 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard I.OO 

Extension station moved independently of main station 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address 

as main station 1 . OO 

Private branch exchange switchboards — 
Inside move during first year or within 1 year from last free move — 

Same Another 
room. room. 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

Outside move during first year or within 1 year from last free move — 

Cordless , 10 lines or less $10. 00 

Cord board , 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

No. 1 residence systems: First or subsequent years, estimated cost. 

PATERSOIV, IV. J. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Paterson, Dundee Lake, Fair Lawn, Haledon, 
Hawthorne, North Paterson, and Warrenpoint.j 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 

Residence only— Individual line, $42; 2-partyline, $36; 4-party line, $30; both-way 
auxiliary line, $31.50; extension station, $6. 

Message rates (business only). 



Local 
messages 

per 
annum. 


Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 

messages 
(cents). 


Both- 
way 
auxiliary 
line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


600 
800 
1,000 
1,000 
1,200 
1,200 
1,500 
1,500 
1,800 


$42. 00 
51.00 
60.00 


$36.00 
45.00 


'$30.00 


5 
5 
4 
5 
3 
4 
3 
4 
3 


$30.00 


$6.00 








54.00 








66.00 








63.00 









72.00 








72.00 








2 78. 00 

















1 Guarantee of $2.50 per month in local messages at 5 cents each. 

2 Additional messages, 2 cents each if contracted for in advance in lots of 300. 

Private branch e.xchange service: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — Message rates — 

Switchboanl, cord or cordless, with battery power, an operator's tele- 
phone for each position, two both-way trunk lines, two stations, 
and 1 ,200 local messages per annum $132. OO 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 24.00 

Additional stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 03 

If contracted for in advance in lots of 300, each 0. 02 

Ringing circuit (no additional charge is made for ringing circuit if the 

subscriber contracts for either 3,600 local messages or 20 stations) .. . 24.00 
No. 1 residence systems — Flat rates (an installation charge is made, to cover the 
cost of circuits between stations, including labor and material) — 

Trunk linos, both-way only, each 836.00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Capacity 10 lines 12. 00 

Capacity 20 lines 15. OO 

Capacity 30 lines 18. OO 

Stations, without switching device, each 6. OO 



118 



TELEPHONES. 



PATERSOIV, IV. jr.— Continued. 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 
Flat rates. — The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges lor terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


flat 
rates. 




month. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


Short-term rate 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


15.00 


Short-term rate 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.00 


13.25 


13.50 




Termmation charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


18.00 


Short-term rate 


12.50 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


15.00 




Termmation charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


24.00 


Short-term rate 


13.55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


18.30 




Termination charge. . . 


11.55 


10. 50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


6.30 


30.00 


Short-term rate 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


21.60 




Termination charge. . . 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


6.60 


36.00 


Short-term rate 


15.65 


17.50 


19.35 


21.20 


23. 05 


24.90 




Termmation charge. . . 


12.65 


11.50 


10. .35 


9.20 


8.05 


6.90 


42.00 


Short-term rate 


16. 70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25.90 


28.20 




Termination charge. . . 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


7.20 


48.00 


Short-term rate 


17.75 


20.50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


31.50 




Termination charge. . . 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


7.50 


54.00 


Short-term rate 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28.40 


31.60 


34.80 




Termination charge. . . 


14.30 


13. 00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


7.80 


60.00 


Short-tenn rate 


19. 85 


23.50 


27.15 


30.80 


34.45 


38.10 




Termination charge. . . 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 


8.10 


Annual 

flat 
rates. 




_ 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 




months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


Short-term rate 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




15.00 


Short-term rate 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


15.00 




Termmation charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




18.00 


Short-term rate 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


18.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




24.00 


Short-term rate 


10.25 


20.20 


21. 15 


22.10 


23.05 


24.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 




30.00 


Short-term rate 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


30. 00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 




36.00 


Short-term rate 


26. 75 


28.60 


30.45 


32. .30 


34. 15 


36.66 




Termination charge. . . 


5. 75 


4.00 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 




42.00 


Short-term rate 


30.50 


32.80 


35. 10 


37.40 


39.70 


42.00 




Termmation charge. . . 


6.00 


4.80 


3.00 


2.40 


1.20 




48.00 


Short-term rate 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


48.00 




Termmat ion charge. . . 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 




54.00 


Short-term rate 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


54.00 




Termmation charge. . . 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 




60.00 


Short-tenn rate 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


60.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 





Note.— The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeed- 
ing months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate 
increases fur each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the nimiber of messages imder a message-rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messages guaranteed imder such rate, the minimiun charge bemg 
not less than that specified for the ammal flat rate con-esponding to the mini- 
mum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
beginning of the contract year, where both fiat and message rates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or miusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period 
of use under the annual flat rate for tlie same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract 
equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the 
schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in 
one year. 
Extension stations.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of 
the established annual rate. Upon discomiection of one of several stations located 
in the saiiie building as the mam station, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Private branch e.xchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines.— 'rhe charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the tnurk-line rate, imder " Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trimk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one discormected. 
Stations, main or extension.— Th^ charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rato, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum ctiargo being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchtjoard, that longest m 
service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 



PATERSOIV, IV. J.— Continued. 

Private branch exchanges — Continued. 

Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the m inim um annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guaran- 
teed under such rate,tlie minimum charge being not less than such propor« 
tion of tlie minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to 
the whole year. When the number of messages used equals or exceeds the 
minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the 
messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
the base rate area and within 24 miles of the central office or rate center, and 
on route measurements beyond the distance): 
Individual line, or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter- 
mile or fraction thereof $9. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. 50 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mfle or fraction thereof 2. 25 

Extension and tie-lme mileage (charges are computed on route measurements), 

for quarter-mfle or fraction thereof, $7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Moving charge's: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station, or No. 1 private branch ex- 
change station — 

Inside • move No charge. 

Outside move, during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Main station moved independently $3. 00 

Main station moved in conjtmction with and to same address as switch- 
board 1.00 

Extension station moved independently of main station 3.00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards — 
Inside move during first year or within 1 year from last free move — 

Same Another 
room. room. 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

Outside move during first year or wtihin 1 year from last free move — 

Cordless, 10 linos or less $10. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord board, over 40 Imes Estimated cost. 

No. 1 residence systems: First or subsequent years, estimated cost. 

PATTERSOIV, II.I.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1914. 

Business $12. 00 

Busmess with e.xtension on same line in same building 18. 00 

Residence 12. 00 

Residence with extension on same line in same building 18. 00 

PAWTUC'KET, R. 5. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PROVIDENCE TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Schedule I. 

This schedule, with mileage charges when applicable, entitles subscribers to 
messages, without other charges, to all stations bearing the designation of a Paw- 
tucket central office. 

Flat rates. 





Individ- 
ual line. 


'■^^ 


4-party 
Ime. 


lO-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxfliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business . 


$66.00 
48.00 


$48. 00 
36.00 




1 $24. 00 
I 18. 00 


$30. 00 


$9.00 




$25. 00 


6.00 









' For stations more than 2 miles from a central office, with mileage charges. 
Message rates. 



Local messages per 
annum. 


Individ- 
ual line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business: 

600 


$40. 00 
30.00 


833. 00 
25.00 


$30. 00 


3 
3 


$30. 00 


$6 00 


Residence: 

600 


6 00 











Schedule II. 

This schedule, with mfleage charges when applicable, entitles subscribers to 
messages, w'thout other charges, to all stations bearing the designation of a Paw- 
tucket, Attleboro, Bristol, Centerdale, East Greenwich, East Providence, Green- 
wood, North Attleboro, Providence, Scituate, Valley, Warren, Warwick Neck, or 
Woonsocket central office. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



119 



PAWTUCItET, R. I.— Continued. 

Schedule II — Continued. 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
Line. 


"■Sat" 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$120.00 
100.00 


$96.00 
80.00 




$30.00 


$9.00 


Residence 


$70.00 


6.00 









Message rates (business and residence). 



Local 

messages 

per 

annum. 



500 
600 
700 
800 
900 



Individ- 


2-party 


4-party 


ual line. 


line. 


line. 


$54.00 


$44.00 


$33. 00 


60.00 


50.00 


39.00 


65.00 


55.00 


44.00 


69.00 


59.00 


48.00 


72.00 


62.00 


51.00 



Additional local 
messages. 



7 cents or $6 per 100. .. 
6 cents or 5 per 100. . . 
5 cents or 4 per 100... 
4 cents or 3 per 100. . - 
3 cents 



Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 



$30.00 



Exten- 
sion 
station. 



$6.00 



Private branch exchange service: 

Pawtucket in included in the Providence district, which includes the area 
within a radius of approximately 15 miles Irom Providence. Within the Prov- 
idence district both local and district service is quoted. The cities and towns 
included within the respective local service areas are enumerated in connection 
with Schedules I and II under "Individual and party-lino service." In some 
of the following schedules, the rate for trunk lines is'sho^vn as "Independent 
line local or district rate," in connection with which it is to be understood that 
either rate is available: 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — 
Commercial — Flat rates (this schedule entitles subscribers to local or district 
service depending upon the rates paid for trunk lines. Under 1-year con- 
tracts subscribers liear the expense, in excess of $5 per station, incurred in 
installing all equipment designed for connection with the exchange system. 
Under 3 or 5 year contracts installation charges are sometimes omitted in 
connection with equipment designed for exchange service, but subscribers 
provide suitable conduits or runways tor inside wiring. Under contracts 
ofanyterm, subscribers bear the total expense incurred in installing stations 
restricted to intercommunicating service. Contracts are for not less than 3 
stations , including operators' telephones. One station is furnished without 
additional charge for each trunk line coimectod) — 
Switchboard, with battery power and ringing circuit, without operators' 
telephones — 

Cordless, capacity 3 trunks, 7 lines $15.00 

Cord, nonmultiple, lamp or magnetic signals — 
One position, capacity 10 trunks, 30 lines, equipped for — 

20 lines or less 20. 00 

21 to 30 lines 40. 00 

One position, capacity 15 trunks, 80 lines, equipped for — 

60 lines or less 40. 00 

61 to 80 lines 60.00 

The same rates apply for each additional position. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each — 

Local service 66. 00 

District service 120. 00 

Tnmk lines, Incoming, each 30. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each — 

Having exchange service 9. 00 

For intercommunicating purposes only 5. 00 

Commercial— Message rates (district service) (under 1-year contracts subscrib- 
ers bear the expense, in excess of $5 per station, Inciu'red in installing all 
equipment on the premises. Under 3-year or 5-year contracts, installation 
charges are sometimes omitted, but subscribers' provide suitable conduits 
or runways for inside wiring. Contracts are for not less than 3 stations, 
including operators' telephones) — 

Switchboard, with battery power and ringing circuit, without operators' 
telephones — 

Cordless, capacity 3 trunlcs, 7 lines S15.00 

Cord, nonmultiple, lamp or magnetic signals — 
One position, capacity 10 trunks, 30 lines, equipped for — 

20 lines or less 20. 00 

21 to 30 lines 40. 00 

One position, capacity 15 tnmks, 80 lines, equipped for — 

60 lines or less 40. 00 

61 to 80 lines 60. 00 

The same rates apply for each additional position. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 30.00 

Stations, mam or extension, each 6. 00 

Messages, guarantee 600 per annum for each trunk line, each 0. 03 

Commercial— Message rates— With flat-rate trunk lines (flat-rate trunk lines 
may be cormected with message-rate private branch exchanges, in which 
case, all of the rates and regidations apply which are given in coimectiou 
with flat-rate private branch exchanges together with the following rates) — 

Trunk lines, both-way, including with each tnmk line the numberof local 
messages per annum specified in the individual line schedule, each, individ- 
ual line, business, local, or district rate. 

Additional messages — Standard rates quoted in connection with the business 
individual line, local, or district schedules. 
Department store — Message rates (district service) (subscribers bear the cost 
of all rimwavs for wire or cable Including molding and conduit. Contracts 
are for periods of not less than 5 years and for not less than 75 stations) — 

Switchljoard, cord only, with battery power and ringing circuit, no additional 
charge. 

Tnmk lines, both-way only, each, $24. 

Stations, each, $6. 

Messages, guarantee 50,000 per annum, each 3 cents. The local service area 
to subscribers within the Providence district mcludes points to which the 
public telephone charge is 10 cents. AH messages to such points are in- 
cluded in computing the guarantee as to message use; if used In the conduct 
of the subscriber's business, these messages are charged at 3 cents each; 
if sold to patrons, they are charged to the subscriber at 5 cents each instead 
of at 3 cents each. 



PAWTUCKJET, R. I.— Continued. 

Schedule II— Continued. 

Private branch exchange service — Continued. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Transient hotel, family hotel, and apartment house — Message rates (local service) 
(subscril)ers bear the cost of alt ninways for wire or cable, including mold- 
ing and conduit. Contracts are for periods of not less than 5 years)— 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power and ringing circuit, 

without operators' telephones $36. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 24.00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Messages, guarantee 600 per annum with each trunk line, each 0. 03 

No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Business and residence — Flat rates (this schedule entitles subscribers to local 
or district service, depending on the rates paid for trunk lines. Under 
1-year contracts subscribers bear the expense, in excess of 85 per station, 
incurred in installing all equipment designed for connection with the ex- 
change system. Under 3-year or 5-year contracts, installation charges are 
sometimes omitted in connection with the equipment designed for exchange 
service, but subscribers are required to provide suitable conduits or rim- 
ways for inside wiring. Under contracts of any term, subscribers bear the 
total expense incurred in installing stations restricted to intercommunicat- 
ing service. There are no minimum requirements as to the amount of 
equipment. One station without switching device is furnished without 
additional charge for each tnmk line connected) — 
Tnmk lines, both-way, each, business or residence, individual line, local or 

district rate. 
Trunk lines, incoming, each, $30. 
Stations, with switching device, each— Business. Residence. 

Capacity 10 lines $12.00 S9.00 

Capacity 20 lines 15. 00 12. 00 

Capacity 30 lines 15. 00 12. 00 

Stations, without switching devices, each 9.00 6.00 

Stations, for intercommimicating purposes only, each 5.00 5.00 

Business and residence — Message rates (district service) (under 1-year contracts 
subscribers bear the expense, in excess of $5 per station, incurred in install- 
ing all equipment on the premises. Under 3-year or 5-year contracts in- 
stallation charges are sometimes omitted, but subscribers provide suitable 
conduits or runways for inside wiring. There are no minimum require- 
ments as to the amount of equipment) — 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $30.00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Capacity 10 lines 9. 00 

Capacity 20 lines 12. 00 

Capacity 30 lines 12. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 6.00 

Messages, guarantee 600 per annum with each trunk line, each 0. 03 

Business and residence — Message rates— With flat-rate trunk lines (Saturate 
trunk lines may be connected with message-rate No. 2 private branch 
exchange systems, in which case all of the rates and regulations apply 
which are given in connection with flat-rate No. 2 private branch exchanges, 
together with the following rates) — 
Trunk lines, both-way, incUiding with each tnmk line the number of local 
messages per annum specified in the individual line schedule, each, business 
or residence individual line local or district rate. 
Additional messages — Standard rates quoted in coiuiection with the business 
or residence individual line local or district schedules. 
Short-term service: 
Individual and party -line flat rates — 
Si.x months or less, three-fourths annual rate; minimum rate, $18. 
Each additional month, one-sixth of remaining one-fourth of annual rate. 
Extension stations- 
Six months or less, $6. 

Each additional month, one-sbcth of remaining portion, if any, of annual rate. 
Private branch exchange flat-rate tnmk lines and stations may be furnished under 
the above rates. 
Excess exchange-line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
2 miles from a central office, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof): 

Individual line or P. B. X. trunk line $5.00 

2-party line, per station 4.00 

4-party line, per station 3. 00 

10-par't y line, per station 1. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 

First half-mile or fraction thereof $10. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5. 00 

Extra directory listings: 

Name of partner, officer, or manager $3. 00 

Name of clerk 6. 00 

Member of subscriber's family 3. 00 

Joint-user service: 
Flat rates, individual line, business — 

Local service $42. 00 

District service 90. 00 

Message rates, individual or party line, business 6. 00 

Moving charges. — For moving within the initial contract period, subscribers pay 
actual cost. In connection with private branch exchange contracts, after expira- 
tion of the initial contract period, subscribers either contract for the ensuing con- 
tract period or pay actual cost. 

PEORIA, IL,L.. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDE- 
PENDENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT MAY 12, 
1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$39.96 
24.00 


$30.00 
18.00 




812.00 




$i5.66 


6.00 







Miscellaneous service per station: 

Raihoad main line $24. 00 

RaUroad party line 20. 04 

Churches 12. 00 

Intercommunicating system 12. 00 

Employees 12. 00 

Extension bells 3. 00 

Extension gongs 6.00 



120 



TELEPHONES. 



PEOTOIVE, Il,l4. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDE- 
PENDENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 
1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$24. 00 
18.00 


$24. 00 
18.00 


$6.00 




6.00 







Miscellaneous service per station: 

Rural S18. 00 

Employees 9. 00 

PHIIiADELPHIA, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE BELL TELEPHONE CO. 
OF PENNSYLVANIA IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

In the city of Philadelphia two schedules of rates are in effect, referred to herein- 
after as "Schedule I," which gives full city service, and "Schedule II," which 
gives service only within certain zones or neighborhood areas. 

Schedule I is available to all subscribers within the city limits and, with mileage 
charges, to subscribers within certain communities which extend beyond the city 
limits. Subscribers to Schedule I rates are entitled to messages to all stations 
bearing the designation of any Philadelphia central office. 

Schedule II is available in three zones or neighborhood areas in the outlying portions 
of the city, and certain adjoining communities which extend beyond the city 
limits. A subscrilier to Schedule II rates is entitled to messages, without other 
charges, to all stations, whether under Schedule I or Schedule II rates, served 
by a central office within the zone or neighborhood in wnich the subscriber is 
located. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Schedule I. 

Flat rates. 
Residence only — Individual line, $60; 2-party line, $48; extension station, $6. 

ilcsmqe rates. 



Local messages per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business — Retail rates: 

600 


S48.00 
57.00 
66.00 
75. 00 
87.00 
99.00 
111.00 
> 120. 00 

90.00 
99.00 
114.00 
129.00 
144. 00 

162.00 
177. 00 
192. 00 
207.00 
222. 00 
237. 00 
252. 00 
267. 00 
282.00 
297. 00 
2 312. 00 


5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 

4 
3 
3 
3 
3 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 


$30. 00 


$6 00 


800 




1,000 






1,200 






1,500 






1,800 






2,100 






2,400 






Business— Wholesale rates (no 
refund for unused messages) : 
2,400. 


30.00 


6 00 


2,700 




3,300 






3,900 






4,500 






Business — Wholesale rates, in- 
cluding one auxiliary line (no 
refund for unused messages): 
4,800 


30.00 


6 00 


5,400 




6,000 






6,600 






7,200 






7,800 






8,400 






9,000 






9,600 






10,200 






10,800 













1 Additional local messages, SI for 300 if contracted fir in advance. 
• Additional local messages, $12 for 600 if contracted for in advance and at least 
one auxiliary line be taken at regular rates for each 5,400 or less of such local messages. 



Local messages per 
annum. 


Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


Residence: 

360 






1 $24. 00 


5 
5 
5 


$6.00 
6 00 


600 


$48. 00 
57.00 


S36.00 
42.00 


800 













PHILADEIiPHIA, PA.— Continued. 
Individual and party-line service — Continued. 

Schedule I — Continued. 
Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



' Guarantee of 30 local messages per month. 



Public places, 1-party 

Boarding houses, 2-party 

Residences in Dickinson central office district, 4-party. . . , 



Fixed 
annual 
charge. 



$30. 00 
18.00 
12.00 



Local 
messages 
(cents). 



Schedule II (zone seivice). 

Schedule II applies in certain sections of Philadelphia for service within defined 
zones, as follows: Northern zone, comprising the Chestnut Hill, Germantown, 
Manayunk, Oak Lane, and Roxborough central office districts. Eastern zone, 
comprising the Bustleton, Fox Chase, Frankford, Holmesburg, Somerton, Ta- 
cony, and Torresdale central office districts. Western zone, comprising the 
Baring, Belmont, Overbrook, Preston, and Woodland central office districts. 
The local service area covered by this schedule embraces the zone in which the 
subscriber is located. Messages to stations beaj-ing the designation of other 
Philadelphia central offices are charged for at 5 cents each. 





Individual 
line. 


2-paity 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Flat rates: 

Business 


$90. 00 
36.00 


$75.00 
30.00 




$6.00 


Residence 


i$24.00 


6.00 







1 Does not apply m the Chestnut Hill central office district of the northern zone. 

Private branch exchange service: 
Business — Message rates — No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges (the following 
schedule applies as described xmder "Schedule I." No. 2 private branch ex- 
change equipment has a capacity of 10 lines) — 





Retail 
rates. 


Wholesale 
rates. 


Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving sta- 
tion and switching devices, with battery and ringing 
power, two both-way trunk lines, 2 stations, and the 


$204. 00 

3,600 

$24. 00 

$6.00 

300 
$0.03 
$0.04 


$318. 00 


Local messages per annum 


9,600 


Additional trunk Imes, both-way, each 

Additional stations , each 


$24.00 
$6.00 


Additional local messages: 

If contracted for in advance in lots of 


90O 


Each 


$0.02 


If not contracted for in advance. 


$0 03 







Business — Flat rates — No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges. (This schedule 
applies as described under "Schedule II." Contracts are for not less than 
2 both-way trunk lines and 2 stations, exclusive of operator's telephone or 
receiving station. No 2 private branch exchange equipment has a capacity 
of 10 lines) — 

Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 
switchuig device, with battery and ringing power $24.00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each .' : 90. 00 

Stations, each 15. 00 

Residence- Flat rates— No. 2 private branch exchanges. (The equipment has a 

capacity of 10 lines) — 



Receiving station and switching devices, with one both 

way trunk line and three additional stations 

Additional trunk line.s, both-way, each 

Additional stations, each v' 



Schedule I 
service. 



$108. 00 

60.00 

6.00 



Schedule II 
service. 



$84.00 

36.00 

6.00 



Hotel — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for less than ?'o stations, exclud- 
ing operators' telephones, and telephones installed in public corridors for the 
use of the general pubUc) — 

Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit and an operator's 
telephone for each position, S'<6. 

Trunk lines, both-way only (for flat-rate trunk lines, see the following para- 
graphs). No additional charge. 

Stations, each (no additional charge is made for the stations installed in public 
corridors for the use of the general public), $6. 

Local messages. — The subscriber, as the company's agent, charges patrons the 
regularly established public telephone rates for aU local and toll messages, and 
receives a commission on all charges for messages originating at the private 
branch exchange system. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



121 



PHIIiADEIiPHIA, PA.— Continued. 

Schedule II (zone service) — Continued. 

Private branch exchange service — Continued. 
Hotel — Message rates — With flat-rate trvmk lines — 
In zone areas where business flat-rate service is quoted, flat-rat« trunk lines may 
be connected with hotel message-rate private branch exchanges for use in 
connection with flat-rate business stations, which may be provided only for 
the use of olflcials and employees of the hotel. Under such an arrangement 
the flat-rate trunk lines terminate on special cords, the plugs of which do not 
fit the message-rate station jacks. Stations which are to have flat-rate 
service are equipped with two jacks to permit connections with either the 
flat-rate or message-rate trunk lines, and with any other private branch 
exchange station. Flat-rate trunk lines are not listed in directory. 
Flat-rate trunk lines are cliarged for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for business flat-rate private branch exchange service. The charges 
for the switchboard and for those stations which are equipped for connection 
with the flat-rate trunk lines, are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply imder the business fiat-rate and hotel message-rate 
schedules. 
Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 
Flat ra/es.— The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than 1 year for all classes of 
flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are given 
below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts within the 
initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 




1 
month. 


2 
months 


3 
months 


4 
months 


5 
months 


6 
months 


$12.00 


Short-term rate 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


15.00 


Short-term rate 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.00 


13.25 


13.50 




Termination charge... 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


18.00 


Short-term rate 


12.50 


13. 00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


6.00 


24.00 


Sliort-term rate 


13.55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


18.30 




Termination charge. . . 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


6.30 


30.00 


Short-term rate 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


21.60 




Termination charge. . . 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


6.60 


36.00 


Short-term rate 


15.65 


17.50 


19. 35 


21.20 


23.05 


24.90 




Termination charge. . . 


12.65 


11.50 


10.35 


9.20 


8.05 


6.90 


42.00 


Short-term rate 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25.90 


28.20 




Termination charge. . . 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


7.20 


48.00 


Short-term rate 


17.75 


20.50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


31.50 




Termmation charge. . . 


13.75 


12. .50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


7.50 


54.00 


Short-term rate 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28.40 


31.60 


34.80 




Termination charge. . . 


14.30 


13. 00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


7.80 


60.00 


Short-term rate 


19. 85 


23.50 


27.15 


30.80 


34.45 


38.10 




Termination charge. . . 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 


8.10 


Annual 

flat 

rates. 




7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 




months 


months 


months 


months 


months 


months 


$12.00 


Short-term rate 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




15.00 


Short-term rate 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14. 50 


14.75 


15.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




18.00 


Short-term rate 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


18.00 




Termination charge.. . 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 




24.00 


Short-term rate 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


24.00 




Termination charge.. . 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 




30.00 


Short-term rate 


23.00 


24. 40 


25. 80 


27.20 


28.60 


30.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 




36.00 


Short-term rate 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


36.00 




Termination charge. . . 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 




42.00 


Short-terra rate 


30.50 


32.80 


35. 10 


37.40 


39.70 


42.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 




48.00 


Short-term rate 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42. .50 


45.25 


48.00 




Termination charge... 


6.25 


.5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 




54.00 


Short-term rate 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


54.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 




60.00 


Short-term rate 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


60.00 




Termination charge. . . 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 






Note. — The minimum charge is for 1 month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of tlie amount by which the rate increases 
for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with any annual 
rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such aimual rate the termi- 
nation charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number nf messages used under a retail message-rate 
contract is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such 
proportion of the minimum aimual rate as the number of messages used bears 
to the number of messages guaranteed imder such rate, the minimum charge 
being not less than that specified for the anual flat rale corre.sponding to the 
minimum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Sul)scribers are privileged to supersede retail message-rate contracts 
by flat-rate contract s for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are quoted 
and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original constniction or unusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period of 
use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract eq uals 
or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the schedule 
rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in 1 year. For 
contracts at wholesale message rates, under which no refund is" made for 
vmusual messages, the charges are such as to correspond with those made for 
service at retail message rates, except that: When the charge computed on the 
basis of the retail message-rate schedule is in excess of the annual rate to be 
paid under the contract for an equal or greater number of messages, the full 
armual rate provided for in the contract is charged. When the number 
of local messages u.sed exceeds the contract allowance, the charge is the con- 
tract rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in 1 year. 
Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the amiual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of 
the established annua! rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations 
located in the same building as the main station, the longest in service is assumed 
to be the one disconnected. 



PBIIiADEIiPHIA, PA Continued. 

Schedule II (zone service) — Continued. 

Private branch exchanges: 

Siiitchboards.— The charge is the proportionate part of the aimual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the anuual rate, tor 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunk Ime rate, imder " Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 

Stations, main or ertensinn. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in service 
is assumed to be the one disconnected. 

Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the num ber of messages guaranteed 
imder such rale, the minimum charge being not less than such proportion of 
the minimum annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to the whole 
year. When the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, the minimum 
specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the messages used, 
as though such messages were used in 1 year. For contracts at wholesale 
message rates, mider wliich no refimd is made for unused messages, the charges 
are such as to correspond with those made for service at retail message rates, 
except that: Wlien the charge computed on the basis of the retail message 
rate schedule is in excess of the annual rate to be paid under the wholesale 
contract for the same equipment and an equal or greater number of messages, 
the full annual rale provided for in the contract is charged. When the number 
of local messages used exceeds the contract allowance, the charge is the whole- 
sale contract rate lor equipment and messages used, as though such messages 
were used in 1 year. 
Excess exchange linemileage (charges are computed onair-Une distances beyond the 
city limits): 

individual line or private branch exchange trunk lino, per quarter- 
mile or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mUe or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on air-line measurements): 

Extension lines, not over 300 feet $6.00 

Extension and tie lines — 

First mile, per quarter-mile or fraction threof 12. 00 

One to 2 miles, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 10. .50 

Two to 3 miles, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 9. 00 

Three to 4 miles, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 7. 50 

Over 4 miles — each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 6.00 

Extra directory listings, busmess or residence, each, S3. 

Joint-user service, business flat rate, individual or paity line, one-half aimual rate. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station, or No. 1 pri\ate branch 
exchange station, during the first year or within 1 year from the last free 
move- 
Inside move $1. 00 

Outside move — 

Main station moved independently 3. 00 

Mam station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1.00 

Private branch exchange switchboards under aimual contracts, during the first 
year or within 1 year Irom the last free move — 

Same Another 

Inside move — room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10. 00 IS. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move — 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $10. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Trunk line, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal) . . 2. 00 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years, at cost. 

PHILADEIiPHIA, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE KEYSTONE TELEPHONE 
CO. OF PHILADELPHIA IN EFFECT APR. 29, 1914. 

Individual line — Unlimited service: 

Busmess $90»00 

Residence 48. 00 

Indivi lual and party line — Limited service: 

Individual line, business or residence, 1,000 calls 50. 00 

Two-party line, business, 900 calls 39. 00 

Two-party line, residence, 900 calls 30. 00 

Additional messages, 3 cents each. 

E.xtensions: 

Station 6.00 

Bells 2.00 

PINE CITY, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line $24. 00 and $18. 00 

Residence station, individual line 18. 00 and 12.00 

Business, summer season 15.00 

Residence, summer season 10. 00 

Extension station 6. 00 

Rural stations .$18.00, $15.00, and $12.00 

Rural connecting companies $2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

PITTSBURGH, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CENTRAL DISTRICT 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

In the application of exchange rates, Pittsburgh and a surrounding area, including 
29 cities and towns and parts of 4 other municipalities, are treated as one Metro- 
politan District. The entire area is ser\-ed by 22 central offices. Within the 
Metropolitan District two schedules of rates are in force. 



122 



TELEPHONES. 



PITTSBUKGH, PA.— Continued. 

Schediile I Is available to all subscribers in the Metropolitan District and tbe local 
service area includes the entire district. 

Schedule II rates give a more restricted local service area and are available only in 
two "zones" lying to the southeast of Pittsburgh, but within the Metropolitan 
District. These zones are known as the Braddock Zone, on the north side of the 
Monongahela River, and the Homestead Zone, on the south side of the river. 
Subscribers imder Braddock Zone rates are entitled to local messages to all sta- 
tions within that zone, whether under metropolitan or zone rate contracts, and 
to all stations bearing the designation of the Valley central office, which serve 
the territory adjoining the Braddock Zone on the east, which is not withm the 
Metropolitan District. Subscribers under Homestead Zone rates are entitled to 
messages to aU stations within the Homestead Zone, whether imder metropoUtan 
or zone rate contracts, and to all stations bearing the designation of the Duquesne 
central office, which is not included in the Metropolitan District. Subscribers 
vmder zone rates are charged for each message to a station within the Metropolitan 
District which is not included in the local service area of that zone. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Schedule I — Metkopolitan Service. 
Flat rates. 
Residence only— Individual line, $57; 2-party line, $48. 
Message rates. 



Local messages per 
annum. 


Individual 
Ime. 


'-?Z'J 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business— Re tail 
rates: 
360 




1 $30. 00 


5 
5 
5 

5 
5 
5 
5 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 




$6.00 


600 


$48.00 
57.00 
66.00 
75.00 
84.00 
93.00 
102. 00 
111.00 
120.00 
129. 00 
135. 00 
141.00 
147.00 
153. 00 
159,00 
165.00 
171.00 
= 177.00 

81.00 
96.00 
111.00 
123. 00 
135. 00 
147.00 
3 153.00 


$30.00 


6.00 


800 






1,000 








1,200 








1,500 








1,800 








2 100 








2,400 








2 700 








3 000 








3,300 








3 600 




30.00 


6.00 


3900 






4,200 








4 500 








4 800 




4 
4 
4 

5 
4 
4 
4 
4 
3 
3 






5,100 








5,400 








Business— W h o 1 e- 
sale rates (no re- 
fund for unused 
messages): 
2,100 








2,700 








3,300 








3,900 








4,500 








5,100 








5,400 

















1 Guarantee of 30 local messages per month. 

2 Additional messages , 3 cents each if contracted for in advance in lots of 300. 

3 Additional messages, S12 per 600 if contracted for in advance and at least one 
auxiliary line be taken, at regular rates, for each 5,400 or less of such additional 
messages. 



Local messages per 
aimum. 


Individual 
Une. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


ResidMice: 

360 






1 $24.00 


5 
5 


$6 00 


600 


$48.00 


$30. 00 


6 00 









■ Guarantee of 30 local messages per month. 
Subscriber's coin-box rates. 



Public places, 1-party 

Boarding houses, 2-party. 



Fixed 
annual 
charge. 



$30.00 
18.00 



Local 
messages 
(cents). 



Extension 
station. 



PITTSBUKGH, PA.— Continued. 
Individual and party line service — Continued. 

Schedule II — Zone Service. 
Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$36. 00 
30.00 


$30. 00 
24.00 


$24. 00 
18.00 


327.00 


$6.00 




6.00 









Metropolitan service: 
Business — Message rates — No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges (No. 2 private 
branch exchange equipment has a capacity of 10 lines) — 





Retail 
rates. 


Wholesale 
rates. 


Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving 
station and switching devices, with battery and 
ringing power, two both-way trunk lines and the 
number of local messages specified 


$186.00 

3,000 

$24. 00 

$6.00 

400 
80.03 
$0.04 


$276.00 


Local messages per ajinum 


9,600 


Additional trimk lines, both-way, each 


$24.00 




$6.00 


Additional local messages: 
If contracted for inanvace in lots of. 


900 


Each 


$0.02 




$0.02i 





$6.00 
6.00 



Residence — Flat rates — No. 2 private branch exchanges (equipment furnished 
has a capacity of 10 lines. Contracts are not accepted for less than 3 stations, 
excluding operators' telephones or receiving station) — 
Receiving station and switching devices, 1 both-way tnmk Une and 3 

additional stations $105. 00 

Additional both-way trunk Imes, ea,ch 57. 00 

Additional stations, each 6. 00 

Hotel — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for less than 20 stations, exclud- 
ing operators' telephones, and telephones installed in pubUc corridors for the 
use of the general public)— 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, $36. 
Trunk lines, both-way only (for flat-rate trunk lines, see the following para- 
graphs), no additional charge. 
Stations, main or extension, each (no additional charge is made for the stations 

installed in public corridors for the use of the general public), $6. 
Local messages — The subscriber, as the company's agent, charges patrons the 
regularly established public telephone rates for "all local and toll messages, and 
receives a commission on all charges for local and toll messages originating at 
the private branch exchange system. 
Hotel — Message rates— With flat-rate trunk lines — 
In the "zone" areas where business flat-rate service is quoted, flat-rate trunk 
lines may be connected with hotel message-rate private branch exchanges for 
use in connection with flat-rate business stations, which may be provided 
only for the use of officials and employees of the hotel. Under such an arrange- 
ment the flat-rate trunk lines terminate on special cords, the plugs of which do 
not fit the message-rate station jacks. Stations which are to have flat-rate 
service are equipped with two jacks to permit connections with either the 
flat-rate or message-rate trunk lines, and with any other private branch 
exchange station. Flat^rate trunk lines are not listed in directory. 
Flat-rate trunk lines are charged for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for business flat-rate private branch exchange service. The charge 
for the switchboard and for those stations which are equipped for connection 
with the flat-rate trunk lines, are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply under the business flat-rate and hotel message-rate 
schedules. 
Zone service (No installation charges are made. Message-rate contracts for business 
private branch exchange service with either No. 1 or No. 2 equipment, are not 
accepted for less than 2 stations, exclusive of operators' telephones or receiving 
station; flat-rate contracts for not less than 2 trunk lines and 2 stations, exclusive 
of operators' telephones or receiving station. No. 2 private branch exchanges 
are furnished for residence service. Contracts are not accepted for less than 3 
stations in addition to the receiving station. No. 2 private branch exchange 
equipment has a capacity of 10 lines): 
Busmess or residence — Fla't rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $30. 00 

First both-way trunk line, business 36. 00 

Additional both-way trunk lines, business, each 27. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, residence, each 30.00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Ringing power. — Hand-opera ted generator for signaling stations, furnished with- 
out charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations con- 
nected, or ringing power furnished at 824 per annum. No charge for ringing 
power in cormection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Busmess or residence — Message rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $24. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 24. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages, guarantee 1,200, each 0. 03 

Additional local messages, each 0. 04 

If contracted for in advance in lots of 100, each 0. 03 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator for signaling stations, furnished with- 
out charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations con- 
nected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for ringing 
power in connection with switchboards of^more than 20 stations. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



123 



PITTSBUBGB, PA Continued. 

Schedule II (zone service) — Continued. 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 
FUU rates. — The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than one year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for ter min ating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 
rates 



$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
&4.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Shor1>term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Shorn erm rate... 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 



1 2 

month, months. 



S12.00 
10.00 
12.50 
10.00 
13.00 
10.00 
14.50 
10.50 
16.00 
11.00 
17.50 
11.50 
19.00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13.00 
23.50 
13.50 



3 I 4 5 

months, months, months. 



$12.00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15.45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10.35 
21.30 
10.80 
23.25 
11.25 
25.20 
11.70 
27.15 
12.15 



S12.00 

8.00 
13.00 

8.00 
14.00 

8.00 
16.40 

8.40 
18.80 

8.80 
21.20 

9.20 
23.60 

9.60 
26.00 
10.00 
2S.40 
10.40 
30.80 
10.80 



S12.00 

7.00 
13.25 

7.00 
14.50 

7.00 
17. 35 

7.35 
20.20 

7.70 
23.05 

8.05 
25.90 

8.40 
28.75 

8.75 
31.60 

9.10 
34.45 

9.45 



6 
months. 



$12.00 

6.00 
13.50 

6. CO 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 



Annual 

flat 

rates 



$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . 



7 
months. 


8 
months. 


9 
months 


10 
months. 


1 

11 
months. 


$12.00 


S12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


.5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 



12 
months. 



$12.00 

"ii.oo 
"is. 66 
"2t."66 
' 'so.' 66 

"36.' 66 

' '42.' 66 
"■is.' 66 
"54.' 66 
"66.' 66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate in- 
creases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages imder a message-rate contract is 
less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such proportion 
of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the num- 
ber of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being not 
less than that specified for the annual fiat rate corresponding to the minimum 
rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note. — Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
beginning of the contract year, v.-here both flat and message rates are quoted 
ana where the proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period 
of use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate contract equals 
or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is the schedule 
rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
For contracts at wholesale message rates, under which no refund is made for 
unused messages, the charges are such as to correspond with those made for 
service at retail message rates, except that — 

When the charge computed on the basis of the retail message-rate schedule 
Is in excess of the annual rate to be paid under the contract for an equal or 
greater nvimber of messages, the full annual rate provided for in the contract 
is charged. 

When the number of local messages used exceeds the contract allowance, 
the charge is the contract rate for the messages used, as though such messages 
were used in one year. 
Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half theproport ionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of the 
established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located in 
the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be the 
one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Sicitchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate" 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the tnmk-ltne rate, under " Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of one of several tnmk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 



PITTSBCROH, PA Continued. 

Schedule II (zone service)— Continued. 

Private branch exchanges — Continued. 

Stalictns, main or extension.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the 
annual rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being 
three- fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of 
several stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest 
in service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages — 
When the number of messages used is less than the mini mum specified in the 
schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual rate as the 
number of messages used bears to the number of messages guaranteed under 
such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such proportion of the 
minim um annual rate as the expired portion of the year bears to the whole 
jear. 
■\\ hen the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, the minimum speci- 
fied in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the messages used, 
as though such messages were used in 1 year. 
For contracts at wholesale message rates, under which no refund is made for 
unused messages, the charges are such as to correspond with those made for 
service at retail message rates, except that — 

When the charge computed on the basis of the retail message rate schedule 
is in excess of the annual rate to be paid under the wholesale contract for 
the same equipment and an equal or greater number of messages, the full 
annual rate provided for in the contract is charged. 

When the number of local messages used exceeds the contract allowance, 
the charge is the wholesale contract rate for equipment and messages used, 
as though such messages were used in 1 year. 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are com"puted on air-Une distances bevond 
the city Limits) — 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $5. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-Une mileage (charges are computed on route measurements) — 

Extension lines, not over 300 feet $6. 00 

Extension and tie lines: 

First mile, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 12. 00 

One to 2 miles, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 10. 50 

Two to 3 miles, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 9. 00 

Three to 4 miles, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 7. 56 

Over 4 miles — each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 6. 00 

E-xtra directory listings, business or residence, each, -SS. 

Joint-user service, business flat rate, individual or party line, one-half annual rate. 
iIo\-ing charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch ex- 
change station, during the first year or within 1 year from the last free move — 

Inside move .' $1. 00 

Outside move — 

Main stat ion moved independently 3. 00 

Main station moved in conjuction with and to same address as switch- 
board 1 . 00 

Extension station moved independentlj' 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange s-.vitchboards under annual contracts, during the first 
year or within 1 year from the last free move — 

Same .Vnother 
Inside move — room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less So. 00 $8.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10.00 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines M cost. At cost. 

Outside move — 

Cordless switchboard, 10 Lines or less $10. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord switjjhboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Trunk line, tie line, or oustide extension line (switchboard terminal).. 2.00 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years, at cost. 

PI..4^I>FIEI.I>, IL.Ii. 

NET AN^^UAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE INTERSTATE INDE- 
PENDENT TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 
1. 1914. 

Individual line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$24.00 

18.00 


S12.00 


Residence 


9.00 







Miscellaneous service per station: 

Rural $18-00 

Employees 6. 00 

Pl,.t.XT CITV, Fl,.4. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PENINSULAR TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 23, 1914. 

Individual and party -line flat-rate service: 





l"i«- joint user. 


2-party 
line. 


2-party 
line 
joint 
user. 


4-party 
Ime. 


4-party 
line 
joint 
user. 


Business *36 no 


$15. 00 
9.00 






$30.00 
18.00 


$12.00 


Residence 


24.00 




S21.00 


$6.00 


6.00 



124 



TELEPHONES. 



PliANT CITY, FliA — Continued. 

Extensions: 

Business station (desk or wall) $12. 00 

Residence station (desk or wall) 12.00 

Bells (business or residence) 3. 00 

Gongs ( business or residence) 6. 00 

Directory service: 

Extra listing 3. 00 

Additional line 3. 00 

POMOIVA, CAli. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE POMONA VALLEY TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH UNION IN EFFECT MAY 12, 1914. 

[Company operates e.xchanges at Pomona, Claremont, Chino, Lordsburg, and San 

Dim as.] 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


8-party 
line. 


Business 


$30. 00 
24.00 


$18.00 
18.00 






$12.00 







POUTIvAlVD, ME. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELE- 
PHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 26, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Cape Elizabeth, Portland, South Portland, and 
part of Falmouth.] 

Individual and party-Hue service: 

Flat rates. 





Indi- 

vi lual 

line. 


2-party 
line. 


6-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Rural 
line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 




SCO. 00 
36.00 


$54. 00 
30.00 




$36.00 


$33. 00 
25.00 


$0. 00 


Residence 


$25.00 


6.00 









Message rates (business only). 



Local 
messages 

per 
annum. 


Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


720 
840 




$30. 00 


3 

0) 


$6. 00 
6.00 


$42.00 





1 Up to a total of 6,000, each, 3 cents; next 6,000, each, 2| cents? aU others, each, 2i 
cents. 

Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



Business, 4-party. . . 
Residence, 4-party. 



Guarantee (on annual basis). 



I.J local messages per day. 
1 local message per day. . . 



Minimum 
charge. 



$27. 38 
18.25 



Local 

messages 
(cents). 



No. 1 or No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial, residence, hotel, and apartment house — Message rates (contracts are 
not accepted for periods of less than 3 years. No. 2 business systems are lim- 
ited to a total of 10 lines) — 

Switchboard, with battery power, an operator's telephone or receiving 
station with switching devices and 2,500 local messages per annum... $75. 00 

Tnink lines, both-way only, each 21. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Additional local messages — 
First 3,500, each (in hotels and apartment houses, all additional local 

messages are charged for at 3 cents each) 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0.02J 

All others, each 0. 02 j 

Ringing circuit (applies only within a radius of 1 mile, air-line distance, 
from a central olTice, for installations of 19 stations or less. No addi- 
tional charge is matle if subscribers, within 1 mile from the central 
office, contract for 20 stations or more. Beyond this distance a mile- 
age charge is made of $5 per quarter-mile or fraction thereof) 18. 00 

Hotels— Message rates— Season service (contracts are not accepted for periods 
of less than 5 years nor for less than 50 stations and allow service for a 
period of 5 moritlis in each year) — 

Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an opera- 
tor's telephone for each position, no charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, no charge. 

Stations- 
First 50, each $5. 00 

Over .50, each 4. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 03 

Department store — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods of less 
than 5 years, nor for less than 50 stations) — 

Switchboard, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's telephone, 
no charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $24. 00 

Stations, each C. 00 

Local messages — 

First 6,000, each 0. 03 

Next 6,000, each 0. 02 J 

All others, each 0. 02i 



POKTI.AIVD, ME.— Continued. 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Residence — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted 
for a period of less than 3 years. Interior cable in excess of 500 feet and all out- 
side cable lietween subscriber's buildings on the same premises, is furnished at the 
subscriber's expense. The rate quoted for receiving stations includes switching 
devices for all stations)— 

Trunk lines, both-way, each $36. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Receiving station, with switching devices 24. 00 

Stations, with or without switching device, each 6. 00 

Short-term service: 
Emergency service (regular installation and removal charges apply as specified 
below under 3 months service) — 
Flat rate individual line or residence No. 2 private branch exchange truni 
line — 

First day ■ $3. 00 

Each additional day 0. 75 

Message rate tiTjnk line and private branch exchange station (either or both)— 

First 3 days $5. 00 

Each additional week (charge not to exceed annual rate) 1. 00 

Three-month periods — 
Flat rates- 
Business — 

Individual line 23. 00 

Party line, per station 19. 00 

Residence- 
Individual line or No. 2 private branch exchange trunli: line 19. 00 

Party line, per station 16. 00 

Message rates- 
Private Ijranch exchange truiik line (no installation charge) 12. 00 

Service continuing beyond the initial 3 months period is charged for at a 
rate for each whole month equal to one-ninth the difference between the short- 
term rate and the annual rate for similar service, with a charge pro rata for 
fractional parts of a month. 
The following charges are made in addition to the rates quoted above, for 
installation and removal of equipment furnished for short periods — 
If instrument is on premises and inside wiring and drop wiring are 

in place $2. 00 

If both inside wiring and drop wiring are in place, but it is necessary 

to furnish an instniment 3. 00 

If either inside wiring or drop wiring is in place, but not both — and 
instriunent must be installed '. 4. 00 

1 f it is necessary to install inside wiring, drop wiring and instrument . . 5. 00 
Excess exchange line mileage (mileage is charged on the air-line distances, beyond 

2 miles from the central office; for individual 2-party and 6-party-line service, 
and on route measurements beyond 6 mUes from the central office for rural 
lines)— 

Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter-mile 

or fraction thereof $2. 50 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1. 00 

Six-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 0. 50 

Rural line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 0. 50 

Extension and tie-line mileage— Charges are computed on route measurements. 
Extension lines: 

First half-mile or fraction thereof $10. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5. 00 

Tie lines (l)etween switchlioards in the same exchanges): 
Switchljoards contracted for by the same sul)scriber in separate buildings — 

First mile or fraction thereof $35.00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof (when the switch- 
boards are in the same building and only inside wiring is required, 

the minimum charge per line is $10) 8. 75 

Switchboards contracted for by different subscribers in separate Ijuildings (not 
more than 3 private branch exchange switchboards of diflerent subscriljers 
will be connected together by means of tie lines)^ 

First milo or fraction thereof $60. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 15. 00 

Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence $3. 00 

Names of tenants in hotels and apartment houses 5. 00 

Joint-user service: 
Flat rates — Individual line or private branch exchange, one-half of annual rate 

not to exceed $.;0. 
Message rates — Individual line or private branch exchange, $5. 
Moving charges (individual or party line stations or No. 1 private branch exchange 
stations): 
Inside move— 

25 feet or less of inside wiring necessary $1.00 

Over 25 feet of inside wiring necessary 2. 00 

Outside move — 

Drop and inside wiring necessary and instrument to be placed $5. 00 

Drop or inside wiring (one only) necessary and instrument to be placed. 4. 00 

No wiring necessary but instrument to be placed 3.00 

No wiring necessary and instrument in place 2. 00 

When a main station, e.xtension station and other station equipment are 
moved at the same time, the work practically constituting one job, full charge 
is made for moving the main station, and one-half the scheduled charges for 
moving the other apparatus. 

Moves of switchboards, entire No. 1 private branch excliange systems or 
No. 2 private l)ranch exchange stations are made at actual cost. 

At any time after the expiration of the initial contract period, the subscriber 
may extend his contract for another contract period in lieu of payment of the 
above charges. 

PORTLAIVD, OREG. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE HOME TELEPHONE & 
TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1911. 

Business service: 

Individual line, unlimited $72.00 

Individual line, limited to 1,200 calls; additional 2 cents each 48.00 

Individual line, second trunk 45. 00 

Business prepayment service (nickcl-in-slot): 

Individual line, guarantee $54.00 

Subscriber to receive 50 per cent of the receipts for local calls only, exceeding 
the yearly guarantee of $54. 
Individual line, no guarantee. 
Subscriber to receive 25 per cent of the receipts for local calls only. 

Residence service, unlimited— Individual line, $24. 

Private branch exchange, unlimited — Commercial: 

Switchboard with power circuit and operator's set, per position $60. 00 

Trunk, first 2-way 72. 00 

Trunks, additional 2-way 48. 00 

Stations, first 10, each 15. 00 

Stations, next 1 5 , each 12. 00 

Stations, next 25, each 9. 00 

Stations, next 25, each 6.00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



125 



PORTliAIVD. ORKG.— Continued. 

Private branch exchange, unlimited — Commercial — Continued. 

Outsidestations to same Arm, only, same rate as inside stations plus $12 per 
year per mile per cable pair with a minimumot $12forany one cable pair; 
$3 per year for each additional quarter-mile. 
Contracts will not be accepted for less than 2 trunk lines and 8 stations. 
Under 3-year contract, no charge for installation. Under 1-year contract, 
actual cost of ia.slaIlation will be charged to subscriber. 
Private branch exchange service — unlimited — Hotel: 

Switchboard with power circuit and operator's set, per position $24. GO 

Tnmk, fii st 2-way 72. 00 

Trunks, additional 2-way, each 48. 00 

Stations, first 10, each 6. 00 

Stations, next 10, each 5. 40 

Stations, next 15, each 4. 80 

Stations, next 1.5, each 4. 20 

Stations, additional, each 3. 00 

Contracts not taken for less than 3 years. 

Switchlioard with power circuit and operator's set, per position 60.00 

Trunk, first 2-way 72. 00 

Trunks, additional 2-way, each 48. 00 

Stations, 100 or more, each 3. 00 

No charge for installation; contracts to be taken for not less than 5 years. 
Intercommunicating service — unlimited — Limited to 10 stations: 

Trunk, first 2-way $72.00 

Trunks, additional 2-way, each 48. 00 

Stations, each 15. 00 

Contracts will not be accepted for less than 2 tninks and 5 stations. Under 
3-ycarcontract, no charge for Installation or material, including 300 feet of cable. 
Subscriber to pay for installation of cable in e.xcess of 300 feet. Under 1-year 
contract, actual cost of installation will be charged to subscriber. 
Apartment house ser\"ice: 

Individual line, wall sets, only $20.00 

Vestibule intercommunicating set 20. 00 

Janitor's set 20. 00 

No contract to be taken for less than 8 apartments, or for less than 3 years. 
Extensions, etc.: 

Business $12.00 

Residence 12.00 

Outside extension, not over 100 feet from main line and not involving 

cable pair 18. 00 

Outside extension with instrument, regular rate plus $12 per year per mile with 
a minimum of $12 for any one cable pair; $3 per year for each additional quarter 
of a mile. 

Bell $3.00 

Large gong 4. 20 

Head cap receiver 3. 00 

Booth — $5 installation charge and $12 per annum. 

Cord, 8 feet 2.40 

Cord, 10 feet 3.00 

Cords in standard length of 8 and 10 feet. 
Buzzer systems: 

1 buzzer $3.00 

2 buzzers 4. 80 

3 buzzers 6. 60 

4 buzzers 8. 40 

5 buzzers 10. 20 

Single mounted jacks: 

2 jacks, S5 installation and $1.50 per annum. 

3 jacks, $6 installation and $1.50 per annum. 

4 jacks, $7 installation and $1.75 per annum. 

5 jacks, $8 installation and $2 per annum. 

6 jacks, $9 installation and $2.25 per annum. 

7 jacks, $10 installation and $2.50 per annum. 

8 jacks, $12 installation and $2.75 per annum. 
9 jacks, $15 installation and .$3 per annum. 
lOjacks, $18 installation and $3.25 per annum. 

Each additional jack, $3 iiLstallation and 25 cents per annum. 
Extra name service: 

Joint user, unlimited sevice $12. 00 

Members of same firm, same business 3.00 

Residence listings 3.00 

In case of a firm, one extra listing will be allowed free. 
Private line service: 

Instruments, mcluding central office equipment, each $12. 00 

Private Imes to be used in connection with the telephone business, without 
instruments, $12 per year per mile with a minimum of $12 for any one cable 
pair; ?3 per year for each additional quarter of a mile. 
Trunking cable pairs to be used in connection with the telephone business, 

without instruments, $24 per year per mile. 
Cable pairs for business foreiim to the telephone busmess, without instruments, 
$6 per year per quarter of a mile, with a minimum of $24 for any one cable 
pair. 
Trunking cable pairs, for business foreign to the telephone business, $48 per 
year pir mile. 
Moving charges: Where the subscriber has had service for one year or more, he is 
allowed one move without extra charge, if renewal contract is signed. In 
moving private branch exchanges no charge will be made after the primary 
term of the contract has expired. Where the subscriber has had service for 
less than one year there will be a moving charge as follows: 

Moving from one location to another in the same building $1. 00 

Moving from one building to another or to an entirely different address. 2.50 
Moving private branch exchanges will be charged according to the cost of doing 
the work. 

Changing instruments from one type to another $1. 00 

Residence service— Vacation rates: On written requests from the subscriber service 
will bo suspended for a period of not exceeding 4 months during any one year. 
A rebate of one-half the regular rental will be allowed during the time of such 
suspension. 
Short-term contract: For subscribers desiring service for less than one year, short- 
term contracts may be accepted subject to a deposit of So on the following terms: 
3 months' contract or less, double the regular rate; 3 to 6 months' contract, regular 
rate plus 50 per cent; 6 to 9 months' contract, regular rate plus 25 per cent. 
Cancellation of contract: A contract for regular exchange service may be cancelled 
by the subscriber upon WTitten notice to the company at any time after 3 months' 
rental has been paid, upon payment to the company of a cancellation charge of 
$5 in addition to the regular rental. 



PORTI.AIVD, OREG.— Continued. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE & 
TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1912. 

[The local service area includes Portland and St. John.] 

Individual and party lines: 

Flat rates. 





Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party line. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 




$96. 00 
36.00 


$60.00 
27.00 




$72. 00 


$12.00 




/Wall set, '$24,001 
\Desk set, i 27. 00/ 


6.00 









• Applies only between 2-mile radius and city limits. 
Message rates (business only, on monthly guarantee basis). 



Local 

messages 

per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

Ime. 


Extension 

station. 


960 
1,500 


$48.00 
60.00 


f 


$30.00 


$9.00 







Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



Business, 1-party.. 
Business, 2-party... 
Residence, 1-party.. 



Guarantee (on monthly 
basis). 



3 local messages per day . . 
2 local messages per day . . 
IJ local messages per day. 



Minimum 
charge. 



$54. 75 
36.50 
27.38 



Local 
messages 
(cents). 



Exten- 
sion 
station. 



$12.00 
12.00 
6.00 



' Refund of 2J cents per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee 

Individual and party-line short-term service: 
Flat rates- 
Three months' contract, double the regular rate for period of service. 
Tliree to six months' contract, regular rate for period of service plus 50 per cent. 
Six to nme months' contract, regular rate for period of service plus 25 per cent. 
Message rates— Regular rate for period of service plus $4. 
Rural line service— (suburban service): 

Business $36.00 

Residence 30.00 

The company builds circuits up to 5 miles from the central office provided 
there is an average of 2 or more stations per mile of circuit. Beyond 5 miles 
the suliscribers pay part or all of the construction cost. 
No. 1 jirivate branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department stores — Flat rates. An installation charge is made 
if the contract period is less than 3 years. Contracts are not accepted for less 
than 2 tnmk hues and 4 stations, excluding operators' telephones)— 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit and an operator's 
telephone — 

Capacity 2 trunk Imes, 4 stations $30. 00 

Capacity 3 trunk lines, 7 stations 39. 00 

Switchboard, cord, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an oper- 
ator's telephone for each position, per position 60. 00 

First trunk line, both-way 120. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 90. 00 

Trunk lines, incomhig, each 76. 80 

Stations, each 12. 00 

Hotel and apartment house— Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for periods 
of less than 3 years nor for less than 3 trunk lines. Subscribers contract for 
an additional trunk line for each 25 stations or fraction thereof connected, 
in excess of 50)— 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone for each position, equipped for 15 lines $24. 00 

Additional switchboard equipment for each group of five lines or less. . 2. 40 

First trunk line, both-way 120.00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 90. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 76.80 

Stations, not in guest rooms, each 12.00 

Stations, in guest rooms, each- 
Desk Wall 
sst sct> 

1 to 10 $9. 00 $6. 00 

11 to 20 8. 40 5. 40 

21 to 35 7. 80 4. 80 

36 to 50 7.20 4.20 

In e.xcess of 50 6.00 3.00 

Commercial and department store — Message rates (an installation charge is made 
if the contract period is less than 3 years. Contracts are not accepted for less 
than 2 tnmk lines and 4 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord, with liattery power, ringing circuit, and an oper- 
ator's telephone for each position, 2 l>oth-way trunk lines and 3,000 

local messages per annum (on a monthly basis) $120.00 

Additional tnmk line, both-way only, each 24.00 

Stations, each — 

Fhst 20 9. 00 

In excess of 20 0. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 02 



126 



TELEPHONES. 



PORTEiAIVD. OKEG.— Continued. 

No. 1. private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods 
ofless than 3 years) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, no additional charge. 
TnmSlines, both-way only, no additional charge. 

Stations, not in guest rooms, each $12. 00 

Stations, in guest rooms, each — 

Desk Wall 

ofif" Sftt 

1 to 10 $9. 00 $6. do 

11 to 20 8. 40 5.40 

21 to 35 7.80 4.80 

36 to 50 7. 20 4. 20 

In excess ol 50 6. 00 3. 00 

Local messages, each, 2i cents. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — Business — Flat rates (under 3-year contracts an 
installation charge is made to cover the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. 
Under 1-year contracts an installation charge is made to cover the labor 
of making the installation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Con- 
tracts are not accepted for less than 2 trunk lines and 4 stations): 
Receiving station, with switching device, battery power, ringing circuit, and 
1 both-way trunk line — 

Equipped for 10 lines $144.00 

Equipped for 20 lines 147. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 150. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, eeoh 90. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming 76. 80 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 18.00 

Equipped for 30 lines 21.00 

No. 1 residence systems— Flat rates (an installation charge is made to cover the labor 
of making the installation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Contracts 
are not accepted for less than 3 stations): 

Receiving station, with switching device, battery power, ringing circuit, and 
1 both-way trunk lines — 

Equipped for 10 Imes $48. 00 

Equipped for 20 1 ines 51. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 54. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 24.00 

Stations, with switching device, each- 
Equipped for 10 1 ines 9. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 30 1 ines 15. 00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Business — Message rates (under 3-year contracts 
an installation charge is made to cover the cos t of cable in excess of 300 feet. Under 
1-year contracts an installation charge is made, to cover the labor of making the 
installation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Contracts are not accepted 
for less than 2 both-way trunk linos and 4 stations): 
Receiving station, with switching device, battery power, ringing oii-cuit, 2 both- 
way trunk lines, and 3,000 local messages per annum (on a monthly basis) — 

Equipped for lOlines $108. 00 

Equipped for 201ines 111. 00 

Equipped for 301ines 114. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 1 ines 15. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0.02 

Excess exchange line mileage (mileage charges are computed on route measurements 
beyond the city limits of Portland and St. John): 

individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $6. 00 

2-party 1 ine, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. 20 

4-partyline, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3.00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (mileage charges are based on route measurements): 

Extension lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $6. 00 

Tie lines, between switchboards contracted for by the same subscriber- 
First mile or fraction thereof 30. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 7. 50 

Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence, each 3. 00 

Hotel, names of guests, each 6. 00 

Joint-user service: 

Flat rates, business only 18. 00 

Message rate or subscribers' coin-box 3. 00 

Moving charges (no charge is made for moving station equipment in case the initial 
contract period has expired if the subscriber signs a new contract. Except as 
noted, the following charges apply): 
Moving a station to another location — 

In the same room $1.00 

In the same building 2. 00 

In another building 2. 50 

PORT TAItlPA, F1,A. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PENINSULAR TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 23, 1914. 

Individual and party-line flat-rate service: 





Individ- 
ual line. 


Individ- 
ual line 
joint user. 


^iLt' 


2-party 

line 

joint user. 


4-party 
line. 


4-party 

line 

joint user. 




$54.00 
30.00 


$24.00 
12.00 


$48. 00 
27.00 


$24.00 
12.00 


$42.00 
24.00 


$24 00 




12.00 





Extensions: 

Business station (desk or wall) $18. 00 

Residence station (desk or wall) 12. 00 

Bells (business or residence) 3. 00 

Gongs (business or residence) 1 . . gioo 

Directory service: 

Extra listing 6. 00 

Additional line 6. 00 



PKATTSBURG, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PRATTSBURG-OVER- 
LAND TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 



Business . . 
Residence. 



Individual 
line. 



$21.00 
21.00 



Party line. 



$15.00 
15.00 



Rural 
party Une. 



$12.00 
12.00 



PKIIVCETOIV, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Individual line service: 





Individual 
line. 


Extension 
station. 




$18.00 
12.00 


$6.00 


Residence 


6.00 







Rural stations $15. 00 and $12. 00 

Rural connecting companies, S2.50 per circuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

PROVIDEIVCX;, R. I. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PROVIDENCE TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Schedule I. 

This schedule, with mileage charges when appUcable, entitles subscribers to mes- 
sages, without other charges, to all stations bearing the designation of a Providence 
or East Providence central office. 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
Une. 


"-gnt^ 


^■gnt" 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Busmess 

Residence 


$80.00 
48.00 


$60. 00 
36.00 


1 $60. 00 
1 36. 00 


$30.00 


$9.00 
6.00 









For stations more than 2 miles from a central office, with mileage charges. 
Message rates. 



Local messages 
per annum. 


Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
Ime. 


6-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 


Inward 

auxiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business: 

600 or less.. 
Residence: 

600 or less . 


$40. 00 
30.00 


$33. 00 
25.00 


i$33.00 


i$25.00 


3 
3 


$30.00 


$6.00 
6.00 









1 For stations more than 2 miles from a central office, with mileage charges. 
Subscribers' coin-box rates. 



Business, 4-party.. 
Residence, 4-party. 



Guarantee.! 



1^5 cents local messages per day . 
1-5 cents local message per day. . . 



Minimum 
charge. 



$27. 37 
18.25 



Local 
messages 
(cents). 



1 Adjustments retroactive for 3-month periods. 
SCHEDtJLE II. 

This schedule, with mileage charges when applicable, entitles subscribers to mes- 
sages without other charges, to all stations bearing the designation of a Providence, 
East Providence, Attleboro, Bristol, Centerdale, East Greenwich, Greenwood, 
North Attleborb, Pawtucket, Scituate, Valley, Warren, Warwick Neck, or Woon- 
sockct central office. 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Inward 

auxiliaiy 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$120. 00 
100.00 


$96.00 
80.00 




$30.00 


$9.00 


Residence 


$70.00 


6.00 









RATE SCHEDULES. 



127 



PKOVIDEIVCB, K. I.— Continued. 
Individual and party-line service — Continued. 

Schedule II — Continued. 
Message rates (.business and residence). 



Local 

messages per 

annum. 


Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Additional local 
messages. 


Inward 

au.xiliary 

line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


600 or less 

700 


$60. 00 
65.00 
69.00 
72.00 


$50.00 
55.00 
59.00 
62.00 


$39. 00 
44.00 
48.00 
51.00 


6 cents, or $5 per 100. 
5 cents, or $4 per 100 


$30.00 


$6.00 


800 .. 


4 cents , or S3 per 100. . 






900 

















Private branch exchange service. — In the Providence district, which includes the 
area within a radius of approximately 15 miles from Providence, both local and 
district service is quoted. The cities and towns included witliin tlie respective 
local service areas are enumerated in connection with Schedule-s I and II imder 
"Individual and party line service." In some of the following schedules the 
rate for trunk lines is shown as "Individual line, local or district rate," in con- 
nection with which it is to be understood that either rate is available. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial — Flat rates — 

(This schedule entitles subscribers to local or district service, depending 
upon the rates paid for trunk lines. Under 1-year contracts subscribers 
bear the expense, in e.xoess of $5 per station, incurred in installing all equip- 
ment designed for connection with the e.xchange system. Under 3 or 5 
year contracts installation charges are sometimes omitted in connection 
with the equipment designed for exchange service, but subscribers provide 
suitable conduits or nmways for iaside wiring. Under contracts of any 
term subscribers bear the total expense incunod in iastalling stations 
restricted to intercommunicating service. Contracts are for not less than 
3 stations^ including operators' telephones. One station is furnished with- 
out additional charge for each trunk line connected) — 
Switchboard, with battery power and ringing circuit, without operators' 
telephones- 
Cordless, capacity 3 tninks, 7 lines $15.00 

Cord, nonmultiple, lamp or magnetic signals — 
One position, capacity 10 trunks, 30 lines, equipped lor — 

20 lines or less 20. 00 

21 toSOlmes 40.00 

One position, capacity 15 trunks, 80 lines, equipped for — 

60 lines or less 40. 00 

61 to 80 lines 60.00 

The same rates apply for each additional position. 

Trunk lines, both- way, each — 

Local service 80. 00 

District service 120. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 30.00 

Stations, main or extension, each^ 

Having exchange service 9. 00 

For intercommunicating purposes only 5. 00 

Commercial — Message rates (district service) (under 1-year contracts subscribers 
bear the expense, in excess of $5 per station, incurred in installing all equip- 
ment on the premises. Under 3 or 5 year contracts, installation charges 
are sometimes omitted, but subscribers provide suitable conduits or run- 
ways for inside wiring. Contracts are for not less than 3 stations, including 
operators' telephones) — 

Switchboard, with battery power and ringing circuit, without operators' 
telephones- 
Cordless, capacity 3 trunks, 7 lines $15. 00 

Cord, nonmultiple, lamp or magnetic signals — 
One position, capacity 10 trunks, 30 lines, equipped for — 

20 lines or less 20. 00 

2 1 to 30 1 ines 40. 00 

One position, capacity 15 trunks, 80 lines, equipped for — 

60 lines or less 40. 00 

61 to 80 lines 60. 00 

The same rates apply for each additional position. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 30.00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Messages, guarantee 600 per annum for each trunk line, each 0. 03 

Commercial— Message rates — With flat-rate trunk lines (flat-rate tnmk lines 
may be connected with message-rate private branch exchanges, in which 
case all of the rates and regulations apply which are given in connection 
with flat -rate private branch exchanges, together with the following rates)^ 

Trunk lines, both-way, including with each trunk line the number of'local 
messages per annum specified in the individual line schedule, each indi- 
vidual line business, local, or district rate. 

Additional messages — standard rates quoted in connection with the business, 
individual line, local, or district schedules. 
Department store — Message rates (district service) (subscribers bear the cost of 
all runways for wire or cable, including moulding and conduit. Contracts 
are for periods of not less than 5 years and for not less than 75 stations)— 

Switchboard, cord only, with battery power and ringing circuit, no additional 
charge. 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each, $24. 

Stations, each, SB. 

Messages, guarantee 50,000 per annum, each, 3 cents. The local service area to 
subscribers within the Providence district includes points to which the 
publictelephonechargels lOcents. All messages to such points are included 
in computing the guarantee as to message use; if used in the conduct of the 
subscriber's business, these messages are charged at 3 cents each; if sold to 
patrons, they are charged to the subscriber at 5 cents each instead of at 3 
cents each. 



Residence. 
$9.00 
12.00 
12.00 
6.00 
5.00 



PROVIDEI^rCC;, R. I — continued. 

Schedule II— Continued. 

Private branch exchange service — Continued. 

Transient hotel, family hotel, and apartment house — Message rates (local service) 
(subscribers bear the cost of all runways for wire or cable, including mould- 
ing and conduit. Contracts are for periods of not less than 5 years) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power and ringing circuit, 

without operators' telephones $36. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Messages, guarantee 600 per aimum with each trunk line, each 0. 03 

No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Business and residence — Flat rates (this schedule entitles subscribers to local 
or district service, depending on the rates paid for trunk lines. Under 
1-year contracts subscribers bear the expense, in excess of $5 per station 
incurred in instaUing all equipment designed for connection with the 
exchange system. Under 3 or 5 year contracts, installation charges are 
sometimes omitted in connection with equipment designed for exchange 
service, but subscribers are required to provide suitable conduits or 
runways for inside wiring. Under contracts of any term, subscribers bear 
the total expense incurred in installing stations restricted to intercom- 
municating serv ice. 'There are no minimum requirements as to the amount 
of equipment. One station without switching device is furnished without 
additional cliarge lor each trunk line connected) — 
Trunk lines, botn-way, each, business or residence individual line local or 

district rale. 
Trunk lines, incoiuiag, each, $30. 
Stations, with switching device, each— Business. 

Capacity 10 Imes $12. 00 

Capacity 20 Imes 15. 00 

Capacity 30 lines 15. 00 

Stations, without switchmg device, each 9. 00 

Stations, for intercommunicating purposes only, each. . 5. 00 
Business and residence— Message rates (district service) (under 1-year contracts 
subscribers bear the expense, in excess of S5 per station, incurred to Installing 
all equipment on the premises. Under 3 or 5 year contracts installation 
charges are sometimes omitted, but subscribers provide suitable conduits or 
runways lor inside wiring. There are no minimum requirements as to the 
amount of equipment — 

Trunk liues, both-way only, each $30. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each- 
Capacity 10 Imes 9. 00 

Capacity 20 Imes 12. 00 

Capacity 30 Imes 1 2. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 6. 00 

Messages, guarantee 600 per annum with each tmnk Ime, each 0. 03 

Busmess and residence— Message rates— With flat rate trunk lines.— Flat rate 
trunk lines may be connected with message-rate No. 2 private branch e.x- 
change systems, in which case all ol the rates and regulations apply wliich 
are given in connection with flat-rate No. 2 private branch exchanges, to- 
gether with the foUowmg rates: Tnmk Imes, both-way, mcluduig with each 
trunklinethe number of local messages per annum specified in the individual 
lino schedule, each — business or residence individual line local or district 
rate. Additional messages— standard rates quoted in connection with the 
business or residence individual line local or district schedules. 
Short-term service: 
Individual and party line, flat rates— 
SLx months or less, threeiourths annual rate. 

Each additional month, one-sLxth ol remaining one-fourth of armual rate. 
Extension stations: 
Six months or less, $6. ... 

Each additional month, one-sLxth of remainmg portion^ if any, of annual rate. 
Private branch exchange flat-rate trunk lines and stations may be furnished 
under the above rates. ■ ,■ j- ^ ^ j 

Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-lme distances beyond 
2 miles from a central office, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof): 

Individual line or V. B. X. trunk line $6.00 

Two-party line, per station 5. 00 

Four-party line, per station «• 00 

Six-party "line, per station - 2.00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurements): 

First half-mile or fraction thereof $10. 00 

Each additional quarter-mile or fraction thereof 5. 00 

Extra directory listings: 

Name of partner, officer, or manager 3. uo 

Name of clerk 6. 00 

Member of subscriber's family 3. 00 

Joint-user service: 
Flat rates, individual line, business— 

Local service on no 

District service c nn 

Message rates, individual or party line, busmess 6. 00 

Movmg charges —For moving within the initial contract period, subscribers pay 
" actual cost In connection with private branch exchange contracts, after expira- 
tion of the initial contract period, subscribers either contract for the ensumg con- 
tract period or pay actual cost. 

PUliTEI^EV, :>[. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PRATTSBURG-OVER- 
LAND TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20. 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 



Business. . . 
Residence. 



Individual 
line. 



$15.00 
15.00 



Party line. 



$12.00 
12.00 



Rural 
party line. 



$12.00 
12.00 



128 



TELEPHONES. 



READIIVG, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE BELL TELEPHONE CO. 
OF PENNSYLVANIA IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Reading and 41 surrounding localities.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


«^ 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 

station. 




$60. 00 
36.00 


848. 00 
30.00 


$39. 00 
24.00 


$42. 00 


86.00 


Residence 


6.00 









Message rates (Jtmsiness only). 



Local 

messages 

per annum. 


Individual 
line. 


Additional 

local 
messages 
(cents). 


Extension 
station. 


600 

800 

1,000 

1,200 


$36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 


4 
4 
4 

4 


86.00 









Additional local messages $3 per 100 if contracted for in advance. 

Rural line service: 

Business $39. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

No. 1 or No. 2 private brancli exchange service: 
Business or residence — Flat rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $30.00 

First both-way trimk lines, business 60. 00 

Additional both-way trunk lines, business, each 42. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way, residence, each 36. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
coimected, or ringing power furnished at $24 per annum. No charge for 
ringing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Business or residence — Message rates — 
Switchboard and an operator's telephone, or receiving station and 

switching devices, with battery power $24.00 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 24. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages, guarantee 1,200, each 0. 03 

Additional local messages, each 0. 04 

If contracted for in advance in lots of 100, each 0. 03 

Ringing power. — Hand-operated generator, for signaling stations, furnished 
without charge in connection with switchboards with less than 20 stations 
connected, or ringing power furnished at 824 per annum. No charge for 
ringing power in connection with switchboards of more than 20 stations. 
Hotel— -Message rates (contracts are not accepted for less than 20 stations, excluding 
operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operar 

tor's telephone for each position, 824. 
Trunk lines, both-way only (for flat-rate tnmk lines, see the following para- 
graphs), no additional charge. 
Stations, main or extension, each (no additional charge is made for the stations 
and booth equipment, installed in public corridors for the use of the general 
public), 86. 
Local messages.— The subscriber, as the company's agent, charges patrons the 
regularly established public telephone rates for all local and toll messgaes and 
receives a commission on all charges for local and toll messages originating at 
the private branch exchange system. 
Hotel message rates— With flat rate trunk lines — 
Flat-rate trunk lines may be connected with hotel message-rate private branch 
exchanges for use in connection with flat-rate business stations, which may 
be provided only for the use of officials and employees of the hotel. Under 
such an arrangement the flat-rate trunk lines terminate on special cords, the 
plugs of which do not fit the message-rate station jacks. Stations which are 
to have flat-rate service are equipped with two jacks to permit connections 
with either the flat-rate or message-rate tnmk lines, and with any other 
private branch exchange station. Flat-rate trunk lines are not listed in 
directory. 
Flat-rate tnmk lines are charged for at the rates given under the standard 
schedules for business flat-rate private branch exchange service. The charges 
for the switchboard and for those stations which are equipped for connection 
with the flat-rate tnmk lines, are equal to the sum of the respective standard 
rates which regularly apply under the business flat-rate and hotel message- 
rate schedules. 



REIADIIVO, PA Continued. 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 
Flat rates. — The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
aimual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than 1 year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Aimual 

flat 
rates. 



$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 



1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


month. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12. 00 


812.00 


$12. 00 


812. 00 


812. 00 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


12.25 


12.50 


12.75 


13.00 


13.25 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


12.50 


13.00 


13.50 


14.00 


14.50 


11.00 


10.00 


9.00 


8.00 


7.00 


13.55 


14.50 


15.45 


16.40 


17.35 


11.55 


10.50 


9.45 


8.40 


7.35 


14.60 


16.00 


17.40 


18.80 


20.20 


12.10 


11.00 


9.90 


8.80 


7.70 


15.65 


17.50 


19. 35 


21.20 


23.05 


12.65 


11.50 


10.35 


9.20 


8.05 


16.70 


19.00 


21.30 


23.60 


25.90 


13.20 


12.00 


10.80 


9.60 


8.40 


17.75 


20.50 


23.25 


26.00 


28.75 


13.75 


12.50 


11.25 


10.00 


8.75 


18.80 


22.00 


25.20 


28.40 


31.60 


14.30 


13.00 


11.70 


10.40 


9.10 


19.85 


23.50 


27.15 


30.80 


34.45 


14.85 


13.50 


12.15 


10.80 


9.45 



6 
months. 



$12.00 

6.00 
13.50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
3L50 

7.50 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



812.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge, 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 



7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


months. 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


$12.00 


812.00 


312. 00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


16.50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1.30 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 



12 
months. 



$12.00 
"'i5.'66 

"ii.'oo 

' '24.'66 

' 'so.' 66 

' '36.' 66 
"42.'66 
"48.'65 
"54.'66 

"66.'66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for 1 month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate in- 
creases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with 
any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual 
rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages under a message rate contract 
is less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such propor- 
tion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears to the 
number of messa,ges guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge being 
not less than thai specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to the mini- 
mum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note.— Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from 
the beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are 
quoted and where the proposed change does not involve either a serious 
sacrifieeof original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases 
the maximum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for 
the period of use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade of 
service. When the number of messages used under a retail message-rate 
contract equals or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge 
is the schedule rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used 
in 1 year. 

Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the aimual rate for tha 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of the 
established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located 
in the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



129 



READirVG, PA.— Continued. 

Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths of the 
established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunlj-line rate, under " Flat rates." Upon discon- 
nection of 1 of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to be the 
one disconnected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon discoimection of one of several 
stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest in 
service is assiuned to be the one discoimected. 
Local messages. — When the niunber of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in the schedule, tlie charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guaran- 
teed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such proportion 
of the minimum amuial rate as the expired portion of the year bears to the 
whole year. When the numljer of messages used equals, or exceeds, the 
minunum specified in the schedule, the charge is the contract rate for the 
messages used, as though such messages were used in 1 year. 
Excess exchange-line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line distance, 
beyond the municipal limits of Reading and Wyomissing, and beyond these limits 
to "a radial distance of 2 miles from the Reading central office): 

Individual line, per quarter-milo or fraction thereof So. 00 

Two-party. line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof. ... 3. 00 

Four-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mileage (charges are computed on route measurement), per 

quarter-mile or fraction thereof, .S.'). 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 

Joint-user service — Business flat rate, individual or party line, one-half regular rate. 
Moving charges' 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch- 
exchange station, during the first year or within 1 year from the last free 
move — 

Inside move $1. 00 

Outside move- 
Main station moved independently 3. 00 

Main station moved in conjiinotion with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address 

as main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards under aimual contracts, during the first 
year or within 1 year from the last free move — 

Same -Another 
Inside move — room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or loss $5. 00 $8. GO 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move — 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $10.00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Tnmk line, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal*. 2. 00 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first or subsequent years, at cost. 

READIIVG, PA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CONSOLIDATED TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT JULY 30, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


'-a' 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Extension 
bell. 


Business 


$4.5. 00 
36.00 


$36. 00 
30.00 


524. 00 
18.00 


SO. 00 
C.OO 


SI 80 


Residence 


1.80 







Private branch exchange rates: 
Switchboard, $30. 

Trunks, individual line rate for the first trunk, less $6 for each additional trunk. 

Stations, in same building as private branch exchange; $6 each; outlying. $6 each 

per year plus excess mileage charge of $3.75 per quarter-mile or fraction 

thereof. 

Private branch exchange rates are standard with the exception of the tnmk 

line rates, which are governed by the exchange to which the private branch 

exchange is directly connected. 

RED CI.OIID, IVEBR. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE LINCOLN TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JULY 1, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Farm line. 


Business 


$.30. 00 $24. 00 
18.00 15.00 






Residence 


$12.00 


$18. 00 











RICHMOIVD, VA. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE CHESAPEAKE & POTOMAC 
TELEPHONE CO. OF VIRGINIA IN EFFECT AUG. 18, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$72. 00 
36.00 


$48.00 
24.00 


$48.00 
24.00 


$12 00 


Residence 


6 00 







Message ratcs.^ 



Local messages per annum. 


Individ- 
ual line. 


3-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Addi- 
tional 
local 
messages 
(cents). 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business: 

1,200 


$36. 00 
7.00 


336. 00 
7.00 

18.00 


$36.00 
7.00 

18.00 


3 


2 $18 00 


Limit of charge per month. 


6 00 


Residence: 

600 


3 
3 


2 18 00 


800 


24.66 
5.00 




Limit of charge per month. 


3.00 


3.00 


6.00 









' Monthly guarantee of one-twelfth of the contract number of "Local messages 
per annum." 

2 One local message per month is allowed without additional charge for each 3 
cents charged per month for extension stations. 

Private branch exchange service; 
No. 1 private branch exchanges — 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates- 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, $1 for each sta- 
tion connected, minimum charge, $24. 

Trim k lin es, botn-way , each $108. 00 

Trunk lines, in coming, each 54. 00 

Stations, main or extension, each 12.00 

Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of S3 
per annum per qu;irter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal chargeof $6 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 cents 
per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The max- 
imum charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' telephones. 
The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number 
of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office 
by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including oper- 
ators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 
Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of $3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of S6 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 
Commercial and department store — Message rates- 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, with one operator's telephone, 31 for each sta- 
tion connected: minimum charge, $24. 

Trunk lines, both-way, each 348. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36.00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Local messages. — One local message per month is allowed, without additional 
charge, for each 3 cents charged per month for switchboard, stations, and 
trunk lines. Additional local messages, each, 3 cents. 
Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of 33 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal chargeof S6pcr annum for each circuit; and apower charge of 36 cents 
per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The max- 
imum charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' telephones. 
The numl)er of circuits required is determined by multiplying the niunber 
of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office 
by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including oper- 
ators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 
Ringing circuits. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of S3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of S6 per annum. 
Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 
Switchboard, cord only, with an operator's telephone for each position, $30. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 

Stations, main or extension, each (no charge is made for stations, including 
booth equipment, placed in public corridors for the use of the general pub- 
lic), 36. 
Local messages, each, public t/elephone rate less 20 per cent. 
Battery power. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of S3 
per a'nnum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of 35 per annum for each circuit; and a power charge of 36 cents 
per annum for each station, including operators' telephones. The max- 
imum charge is $2 per annum per station, including operators' telephones. 
The number of circuits required is determined by multiplying the number 
of feet, route measurement, between the switchboard and the central office 
by the number of stations connected with the switchboard, including oper- 
ators' telephones, and dividing the product by 30,000. 
Ringing circuit. — This charge is computed as follows: A circuit charge of S3 
per annum per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement; a ter- 
minal charge of $6 per annum; and a power charge of $6 per annum. 



81100°— 15- 



130 



TELEPHONES. 



RICDMOIVD, VA.— Continued. 

Private branch excliange service — Continued. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges— Flat rates (contracts are accepted for periods of 
either 1 or 3 years. Under 1-vear contract subscribers are required to pay the 
actual cost of cabling, including labor and material. The equipment furnished 
is that for 10 lines.)— 



Trunk lines, both-way, each 

Receiving station, with switching device 

Stations, with switching device, each 

Battery power and ringing circuit 



1-year 
contract. 



108. 00 
IS. 00 
12.00 
15.00 



3-yeaT 
contract. 



$108. 00 
24.00 
15.00 
15.00 



Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines— 
Flat ra.'es.— The table given belov/ shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual base flat rates, the rates for periods of less than 1 year for all classes of flat- 
rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are given below, 
together with the charges for terminating aimual contracts within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12. 
15. 
18. 
24. 
30. 
36. 
42. 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge... 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge . . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 



1 

month 



$12.00 
11.00 
12.25 
11.00 
12.50 
11.00 
13.55 
11.55 
14.60 
12.10 
15.65 
12.66 
16.70 
13.20 
17.75 
13.75 
18.80 
14. 30 
19.85 
14.85 



2 
months 



$12.00 
10.00 
12.50 
10.00 
13.00 
10.00 
14.50 
10.50 
16.00 
11.00 
17.50 
11.50 
19.00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13.00 
23.50 
13.50 



3 

months. 



$12.00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15.45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10.35 
21.30 
10.80 
2.3.25 
11.25 
25.20 
11.70 
27.15 
12.15 



4 
months. 



$12.00 

8.00 
13.00 

8.00 
14.00 

8.00 
16.40 

8.40 
18.80 

8.80 
21.20 

9.20 
23.00 

9.60 
26.00 
10.00 
28.40 
10.40 
30.80 
10.80 



5 6 

months. 'months. 







$12.00 


$12. 00 


.7.00 


6.00 


13.25 


13.50 


7.00 


6.00 


14.50 


15.00 


7.00 


6.00 


17.35 


18.30 


7.35 


6.30 


20.20 


21.60 


7.70 


6.00 


23.05 


24.90 


8.05 


6.90 


25.90 


28.20 


8.40 


7.20 


28.75 


31.50 


8.75 


7.50 


31.60 


34.80 


9.10 


7.80 


34.45 


38.10 


9.45 


8a 10 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 



$12. 00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 



Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge, 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-terra rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. 



7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


months. 


months, months. 


months. 


months. 


$12.00 


$12.00 


$12. 00 


$12. 00 


$12.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


13.75 


14.00 


14.25 


14.50 


14.75 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


15.50 


16.00 


16. 50 


17.00 


17.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.00 


19.25 


20.20 


21.15 


22.10 


23.05 


5.25 


4.20 


3.15 


2.10 


1.05 


23.00 


24.40 


25.80 


27.20 


28.60 


5.50 


4.40 


3.30 


2.20 


1.10 


26.75 


28.60 


30.45 


32.30 


34.15 


5.75 


4.60 


3.45 


2.30 


1.15 


30.50 


32.80 


35.10 


37.40 


39.70 


6.00 


4.80 


3.60 


2.40 


1.20 


34.25 


37.00 


39.75 


42.50 


45.25 


6.25 


5.00 


3.75 


2.50 


1.25 


38.00 


41.20 


44.40 


47.60 


50.80 


6.50 


5.20 


3.90 


2.60 


1..30 


41.75 


45.40 


49.05 


52.70 


56.35 


6.75 


5.40 


4.05 


2.70 


1.35 



12 
months. 



$12.00 

"i'o'.'m 
"is." 66 

' '24.' 66 

"36.' 66 
' '36." 66 
"42.' 66 
' '48.' 66 
' '54.' 66 
"66." 66 



Note. — The minimum charge is for one month. For fractional parts of succeeding 
months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the rate in- 
creases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection with any 
annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such annual rate 
the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual rate. 

Message rates. — When the number of messages under a message-rate contract is 
less than the minimum specified in the schedule, the charge is such pro- 
portion of the minimum annual rate as the number of messages used bears 
to the number of messages guaranteed under such rate, the minimum charge 
being not less than that specified for the annual flat rate corresponding to tha 
minimum rate in the message-rate schedule for the period of use. 

Note. — Subscribers are privileged to supersede message-rate contracts by 
flat-rate contracts for the same or a higher grade of service, effective from the 
beginning of the contract year, where both flat and message rates are quoted 
and whore tho proposed change does not involve either a serious sacrifice of 
original construction or unusual new construction. In such cases the maxi- 
mum charge for local service and equipment is that specified for the period 
of use under the annual flat rate for the same or next higher grade of service. 
When the number of messages used under a retail me.ssage-rate contract equals 
or exceeds the minimum specified in the schedifle, the charge is the schedule 
rate for the messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Extension stations.— The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for 
the remaining portion of the year, the mmimum charge being three-fourths of 
the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located 
in tho same building as tho mam station, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Private branch e.xchanges: 

Switchboards.— The charge is the proportionate part of tho annual rate, for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, 
for tho remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines.— The charge is for tho period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunk-line rate, rmder "Flat rates." Upon dis- 
cormection of one of several trunk lines, that longest in service is assumed to 
be the one disconnected. 



RICHMOIVD, VA Continued. 

Private branch exchanges— Continued. 

Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate, for the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the 
annual rate, for the remaining portion of the year, the minimum charge being 
three-fourths of the established iinnual rate. Upon disconnection of one of 
several stations located in the same building as the switchboard, that longest 
in service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Local messages. — When the number of messages used is less than the minimum 
specified in tho schedule, the charge is such proportion of the minimum annual 
rate as the number of messages used bears to the number of messages guar- 
anteed under such rate, the minimum charge being not less than such pro- 
portion of the minimum annual rate as the expned portion of the year bears 
to the whole year. When the number of messages used equals, or exceeds, 
the minimum specified in the schedifle, the charge is the contract rate for the 
messages used, as though such messages were used in one year. 
Excess exchange-line mfleage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
the base-rate area. On 2 and 4 party lines the charge is prorated between the 
subscribers. Under message-rate contracts, one local message per month is 
allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of the mileage 
charge), per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $7.50. 
Extension and tie-line mfleage (under message-rate contracts, one local message 
per month is allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 cents per month of 
the mfleage charge), per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement, S7.50. 
Extra directory listings (under message-rate contracts, one local message per month 
is allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 cents per month charged for 
listings), business or residence, $3. 
Joint-user service (under message-rate contracts, one local message per month is 
allowed, without additional charge, for each 3 cents per month charged for joint- 
user service): 





Individual 
line. 


2 or 4 party 
line. 


Flat rates: 


$24.00 
12.'00 

I2.1OO 
2.50 

12.00 
2.00 


$18.00 


Residence.. 


12.00 


Message rates: 
Busmess 


12. 00 


Limit of charge per month 


2.60 


Residence 


12.00 


Limit of charge per month . . 


2.00 







Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch ex- 
change station, during the first year or within one year from the last free 
move — 

Inside move $1. OO 

Outside move — 

Main station moved independently 3. 00- 

Main station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

switchboard 1. 00 

Extension station moved independently 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address 

as main station 1. 00 

Private branch exchange switchboards, during the first year or within one year 
from the last free move — 

Same Another 

Inside move — room. room. 

Cordless switchboard, 10 lines or less $5. 00 $8. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 10. 00 18. 00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. At cost. 

Outside move — 

Cordless s'^'itchboard, 10 linos or less $10. 00 

Cord switchboard, 40 lines or less 18.00 

Cord switchboard, over 40 lines At cost. 

Trunk line, tie line, or outside extension line (switchboard terminal) . . $3. OO 
No. 2 private branch exchanges, during the first 9r subsequent years, at cost. 

ROCHESTEK, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 20, 1914. 

[The local service area includes Rochester, Barnard, Brighton, Gates, Chili, Cold 
Water, Irondequoit, Lincoln Park, Mortimer, and Sea Breeze.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rates. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Both-way 

auxiliary 

line. 


Extension 
station. 


Business 


$48.00 
30.00 


$42.00 
24.00 


$36.00 
22.50 


$12.00' 


Residence 


6.00 







The following rates apply, instead of those shown above, in the event of a subscriber 
taking both business and residence service: 



Combination A: 
Individual 1 
Individual 1 

Combination B: 
Individual 1 
2-party line. 

Combination C: 
2-party line. 
Individual 1 

Combination D 
2-party line 
2-party line 



ine, business, 
ine, residence, 

ine, business, 
residence 

business 

ine, residence 

business 

residence 



Annual 
rate. 



$48. 
24. 



Combined 

annual 

rate. 



$72.00 
69.00 
69.00 
63.00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



131 



ROCHESTER, IV. Y — Continued. 

Rural line service: 

Business $30. 00 

Residence 24. 00 

Private branch e.xchange service: 
No. 1 private branch e.xchanges. — No charge is made for the installation of No. 1 
private branch exchanges except where the installation is exceptionally 
e.xpensivo or when the system is not lilcely to be reasonably permanent. 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for 
less than 2 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power and anoperator's telephone. $18.00 
Switchboard, cord, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each 
position — 

First position $36. 00 

Additional positions, each 24. 00 

Tnmk lines, both-way only, each ' . . . 48. 00 

Stations, main or extension — 

First 20, each 12.00 

Over 20, each 6.00 

Ringtngcircuit (no additional charge, if subscriber contracts for either 

3 trunk luies or 20 stations) 18. 00 

Hotel and apartment house — Message rates — 

Switchboard, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each 

position 36. 00 

Stations, mainor extension, each (no charge for stations, including booth • 

equipment, placed in public corridors for the use of the general public) . 6. 00 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 
Local messages, each, public telephone rate. 
Ringing circuit (no additional charge if subscriber contracts for either 3 

tnmk lines or 20 stations) 18. 00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges (an installation charge is made to cover the cost 
ofconstructionofcircuits between stations, including labor and material. 
Business — Flat rates — 

Trunk lines_, both-way only, each $42. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 6. 00 

No. 1 residence system: 
Flat rates (an installation charge is made to cover the cost of construction of 
circuits between stations, including labor and material) — 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each $24.00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 1.5. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 6. 00 

Short-term service: 
Individual and party lines — 

Flat ra(fs.— The table given below shows, associated with the corresponding 
annual bass flat rates, the rates for periods of less than 1 year for all classes 
of flat-rate exchange service, except those classes for which special rates are 
given below, together with the charges for terminating annual contracts 
within the initial period. 



Annual 

flat 

rates. 




1 
month. 


2 

months. 


3 

months. 


4 
months. 


5 

months. 


6 
months. 


$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 


Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rat e 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rat e 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 


$12.00 
11.00 
12. 25 
11.00 
12.50 
11.00 
13.55 
11.55 
14.60 
12.10 
15.65 
12.65 
16.70 
13.20 
17.75 
13.75 
18.80 
14.30 
19.85 
14.85 


$12.00 
10.00 
12.50 
10.00 
13.00 
10.00 
14.50 
10.50 
16.00 
11.00 
17. .50 
11.50 
19.00 
12.00 
20.50 
12.50 
22.00 
13.00 
23.50 
13.50 


S12.00 

9.00 
12.75 

9.00 
13.50 

9.00 
15.45 

9.45 
17.40 

9.90 
19.35 
10.35 
21.30 
10.80 
23.25 
11.25 
25.20 
11.70 
27.15 
12.15 


$12.00 

8.00 
13.00 

8.00 
14.00 

8.00 
16.40 

8.40 
18.80 

8.80 
21.20 

9.20 
23.60 

9.60 
26.00 
10.00 
28.40 
10.40 
30.80 
10.80 


$12.00 

7.00 
13. 25 

7.00 
14. 50 

7.00 
17.35 

7.35 
20.20 

7.70 
23.05 

8.05 
25.90 

8.40 
28.75 

8.75 
31.60 

9.10 
34.45 

9.45 


$12.00 

6.00 
13.50 

6.00 
15.00 

6.00 
18.30 

6.30 
21.60 

6.60 
24.90 

6.90 
28.20 

7.20 
31.50 

7.60 
34.80 

7.80 
38.10 

8.10 


Annual 

flat 

rates. 




7 
months. 


8 
months. 


9 
months. 


10 
months. 


U 

months. 


12 

months. 


$12.00 
15.00 
18.00 
24.00 
30.00 
36.00 
42.00 
48.00 
54.00 
60.00 


Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termmation charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 

Short-term rate 

Termination charge. . . 


$12.00 

5.00 
13.75 

5.00 
15. 50 

5.00 
19.25 

.5.25 
23.00 

5.50 
26. 75 

5.75 
30.50 

6.00 
34.25 

6.25 
38.00 

6.50 
41.75 

6.75 


$12. 00 

4.00 
14.00 

4.00 
16.00 

4.00 
20.20 

4.20 
24.40 

4.40 
28.60 

4.60 
32.80 

4.80 
37.00 

5.00 
41.20 

5.20 
45.40 

5.40 


$12.00 

3.00 
14.25 

3.00 
16.50 

3.00 
21.15 

3.15 
25.80 

3.30 
30.45 

3.45 
35.10 

3.60 
39.75 

3.75 
44.40 

3.90 
49.05 

4.05 


$12. 00 

2.00 
14.50 

2.00 
17.00 

2.00 
22.10 

2.10 
27.20 

2.20 
32.30 

2.30 
37.40 

2.40 
42.50 

2.50 
47.60 

2.60 
52.70 

2.70 


$12.00 

1.00 
14.75 

1.00 
17.50 

1.00 
23.05 

1.05 
28.60 

1.10 
34. 15 

1.15 
39.70 

1.20 
45.25 

1.25 
50.80 

1..30 
56.35 

1.35 


$12.00 

'"is." 66 
'"'is.' 66 

""24." 66 

'""36."66 

'"36." 66 
""42." 66 
""48.'66 

"'m."66 
"'66.' 66 



Note.— The minimum charge is for 1 month. For fractional parts of suc- 
ceeding months the charge is the proportionate part of the amount by which the 
rate Increases for each additional month. To determine the charge in connection 
with any annual rate not specified above, add to the proportionate part of such 
annual rate the termination charge specified above for the next higher annual 
rate. 



ROCHESTER, IV. V Continued. 

Extension stations. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate,for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate, for the 
remaining portion of the year, the mmimum charge being three-fourths of the 
established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several stations located in 
the same building as the main station, that longest in service is assumed to be 
the one disconnected. 
Private branch exchanges: 

Switchboards. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual rate for the 
period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual rate for 
the remainmg portion of the year, the minimum charge being three-fourths 
of the established annual rate. 
Trunk lines. — The charge is for the period of service as specified for the annual 
rate corresponding to the trunlc Ime rate, under "Flat rates." Upon dis- 
connection of one of several tnmk lines, that longest in service is assumed to 
be the one discomiected. 
Stations, main or extension. — The charge is the proportionate part of the annual 
rate lor the period of service, plus one-half the proportionate part of the annual 
rate for the remaining portion of the year, the mmimum charge being three- 
fourths of the established annual rate. Upon disconnection of one of several 
stations located in the same buUding as the switchboard, that longest in 
service is assumed to be the one disconnected. 
Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on route measurement beyond 
the base rate area): 
Individual line or private branch exchange trunk line, per quarter- 

mUe or fraction thereof $6. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 50 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Extension and tie-line mfleage (charges are computed on route measurement), per 

quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $7.50. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, each, $3. 
Moving charges: 
Individual or party line, main or extension station or No. 1 private branch 
exchange station — 
Inside move, no charge. 
Outside move, dm'ing first year or within 1 year from last free move — 

Main station moved independently $3. 00 

Maid station moved in conjunction with and to same address as switch- 
board 1.00 

Extension station moved independently of main station 3. 00 

Extension station moved in conjunction with and to same address as 

main station 1. 00 

Private branch e.xchange switchboards — 
Inside move during first year or within one year from last free move — 

Same -Another 
room. room. 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $5.00 S8.00 

Cord board, 401mesorless 10.00 18.00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

Outside move during first year or within- 1 year from last free move — 

Cordless, 10 lines or less $10. 00 

Cord board, 40 lines or less 18. 00 

Cord board, over 40 lines Estimated cost. 

No. 2 private branch exchanges and No. 1 residence systems — First or subsequent 
years, estimated cost. 

ROCHESTER, IV. Y. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ROCHESTER TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT FEB. 1, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Busmess 


$48.00 
36.00 


$40.00 
30.00 




Residence 


$24. 00 







Extensions: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Business: 

Station . 


$12.00 
2.00 

10.00 
2.00 


$12.00 
2.00 

10.00 
2.00 


$12. OO 


Bell 


2.0O 


Residence: 


10.00 


Bell 


2.00 







Temporary service: Pro rata rate, plus cost of installation and removal. 
Private branch exchange: 
Business (5-year contract, renewing itself from year to year after expiration; 
except with the city of Rochester and such other institutions as are pro- 
hibited by their respective charters or by-laws from making contracts for 
a period of more than 1 year. No charge for use of private switchboard, 
battery, or generator circuits. Subscriber pays expense of operating the 
private switchboard) — 

TrunlJS, each $48.00 

Subscribers' stations, each 12. 00 

Outside subscribers' stations, requiring 1 or more circuits, each cir- 
cuit 25.00 

Additional stations on such circuit 15. 00 

Systems operating S or more trunks, each trunk 30. OO 

Systems operatmg 40 or more subscribers' stations, each station 8. 00 

Systems o^vned and maintained by subscribers of less than 40 stations — 

Battery and generatmg circuits, each 25. 00 

Trtmks, each 48. 00 

Subscribers' stations, each 8. 00 

More than 40 subscribers' stations, trunks Special. 

Hotels (10-year contract) — 
50 or more subscribers' stations, each, $2. 

Each message to central station, 2 cents. No charge for battery or generator cir- 
cuits. If equipment is o\vned and maintained by subscriber, no rental from 
subscribers' stations; 2J cents charged for each ovitcoming message to central 
station. 



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TELEPHONES. 



ROCHESTER, N. Y — Continued. 

Inlercommimicating ystem: 
Business (5-year contract) — 

Subscriber.s' station.s, each $10. 00 

All other conditions and rates regulated by them, same as specified under 
private branch e.xchange. 
esidence (o\raed and maintained by subscriber) — 

Trunk, including 1 station $.36.00 

Two addil ional stations 8. 00 

Additional stations, below 30, each 2.00 

Additional stations, more than 30, each 1.00 

.ircuits leased. — Circuits in use for telephone service, leased to the Denio General 
Electric Co. for attaching fire-alarm boxeo, for one-half the rental collected by 
them for such fire-alarm boxes. 
Morse circuits. — Lines used for press and brokers' telegraph reports, all telegraph 
apparatus furnished by subscriber, $100. 

VILLAGE OF EAST ROCHESTER. 

Business — Magneto trunlc direct line, $75. 

TOWN OP IRONDEQUOIT. 

Not exceeding 6 miles from central station, magneto lines, open ringing: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 




$60. 00 

60.00 

12.00 

10.00 

2.00 


$48. 00 

40.00 

12. 00 

10.00 

2.00 


$40. 00 


Residence 


24.00 


Business extension station 


12.00 




10.00 


Extension hell 


2.00 







Pay stations. — Summer residence rates, unlimited number online, $12 per summer 
season for 150 messages to or from central station; 10 cents for each additional 
message. 

Residence.— More than 6 miles from central station, magneto line, open ringing, 
individual line, $175. 

TOWN OF BRIGHTON. 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Unlimited 
party line. 


Residence: 








$24.00 


Three and not over 4 miles 
from central station, cen- 
tral energy, selective ring- 


$50.00 
10.00 
2.00 


$40.00 
10.00 
2.00 


S30.00 
10.00 
2.00 






10.00 


Extension bell 


2.00 







TOWN OF PITTSFOBD. 

More than 5 and less than 6 miles from central station: 





Individual 
line. 


2-partv 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Residence: 

Central energy, open ringing 


$90. 00 
10.00 
2.00 


$50.00 $40 00 




10. 00 10. 00 


Extension bell 


2.00 f. on 









More than 6 and less than GJ miles from central station: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Residence: 

Central energy, selective ringing . . 


$150. 00 
10.00 
2.00 


$125. 00 
10.00 
2.00 


$75 00 




10 00 


Extension bell 


2 00 







PART OF TOWNS OF CHILI, GATES, GREECE, HENRIETTA, PENFIIStD, AND PITTSFORD. 

Residence — Magneto line, open ringing, unlimited party line, $24. 

FOREST LAWN, TOWN OF WEBSTER. 

Residence: 

Mogneto 1 ine, open ringing $40. 00 

Pay station, $12 per summer season for 1.50 messages, 10 cents for each 
additional message, unlimited number of subscribers on a line. 

E xtension stations 10. 00 

Extension bell 2. 00 

ROODIIOtJSE, IE.K,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE ILLINOIS TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT DEC. 31, 1914. 

Business $24. 00 

Business with extension on same line in same building 36. 00 

Residence 12. 00 

Ivsidence with extension on same line in same building is! 00 



RUSH CITV, MIIVIV. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE TRI-STATE TELEPHONE 
& TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 10, 1914. 

Business station, individual line, $24. 
Residence station, individual line, $18 and $12. 
Extension station, $6. 
Rural phone, $15. 

Rural connecting companies, $2.50 per curcuit per month and 10 cents each for all 
stations in excess of 10 to a circuit. 

SACRAMEIVTO, CAl,. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE & 
TELEGRAPH CO. IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1912. 

[The local service area includes all of Sacramento.] 

Individual and party-line service: 

Flat rotes. 





Indi- 
vidual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Auxiliary 
line. 


Exten- 
sion 
station. 


Business 


$72.00 
36.00 


$42. 00 
27.00 




(Inward $36. 00 
\Both-way 54. 00 


1 $12.00 
6.00 




18.00 









Message rates (on monthly guarantee batns). 
Business only: 

Local messages per annum 960 

Individual line $42. 00 

Additional local messages $0. 02 

Both-way auxiliary line ,. $30. 00 

Extension station ". $9. 00 

Subscribers' coin-boi rates. 



Business, 1-party. . . 
Business, 2-party. . . 
Residence, 1-par'ty.. 



Guarantee (on monthly 
basis). 



3 local messages per day. . 
2 local messages per day. . 
IJ local messages per day. 



Minimum 
charge. 



$54.75 
36.50 
27.38 



Local 
messages 
(cents). 



Exten- 
sion 
station. 



$12.00 
12.00 
6.00 



1 Refvmd of 2J cents per message on local message charges in excess of guarantee. 

2 Refund of 2" cents per message on local message charges in excess ijf guarantee. 
Individual and party-line short-teim service: 

Three-months' contracts, double regular rate for period of service. 
Three to six months' contracts, regular rate for period of service plus 50 per cent. 
SLx to nine months' contracts, regular rate for period of service plus 25 per cent. 
Rural line service (suburban service): 

Business $36. 00 

Residence 30. 00 

The company builds circuits up to 5 miles from the central office provided 
there is an average of 2 or more stations per mUe of circuit. Beyond 5 miles the 
subscribers pay part or all of the construction cost. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (an Installation charge is made 
if the contract period is less than 3 years. Contracts are not accepted for less 
than 2 trimk lines and 4 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 
operator's telephone — 

Capacity 2 trunks, 4 lines $30. 00 

Capacity 3 trunks, 7 lines 39. 00 

Switchboard, cord, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone for each position, per position 60. 00 

First trunk line, both-way 96.00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 72. 00 

Trunk lines, incoming, each 36. 00 

Trunk lines, outgoing, each 72. 00 

Stations, each ." 12. 00 

Hotel and apartment house — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for a period 
of less than 3 years nor for less than 2 tnmk lines. Subscribers contract for 
an additional trunk line for each 25 stations or fraction thereof cormected in 
excess of 50. Subscribers furnish wiring between the switchboard and sta- 
tions) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an 

operator's telephone for each position, equipped for 15 lines $24. 00 

Additional switchboard equipment for each group of 5 lines qj fraction 

thereof T 2. 40 

First trunk Ime, both-way 96. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 72. 00 

Trunk lines, inc.omhig, each 36.00 

Trunk lines, outgoing, each 72. 00 

Stations, not in guest rooms, wall or desk, each 12. 00 

Stations, in guest rooms, each- 
Desk Wall 
set. set. 

1 to 10 S9. 00 $6. 00 

11 to 20 8. 40 5. 40 

21 to 35 7. 80 4. 80 

36 to 50 7. 20 4. 20 

Over 50 6. 00 3. 00 

Commercial and department store — Message rates (an installation charge is made 
if the contract period is less than 3 years. Contracts are not accepted for less 
than 2 trimk lines and 4 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switch'Doard, cord, with battery pow-er, ringing circuit, an operator's 
telephone for each position, two both-way trunk lines and 3,000 local 

messages per annum (on a monthlv basis') $120. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way only, each 24. 00 



RATE SCHEDULES. 



133 



SACRAHIEIVTO, CAI.,— Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges— Continued. 
Stations, each— 

I to 20 $9. 00 

Over 20 6. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 02 

Hotel and apartment house — Message rates (contracts are not accepted for periods 
of less than 3 years. Subscribers furnish wiring between the switchboards 
and stations) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, no additional charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 
Stations, not in guest rooms, wall or desk, each, $12. 
Stations, in guest rooms, each — 

Desk Wall 

set set 

1 to 10 $9. 00 $6. 00 

II to 20 8. 40 5. 40 

21 to 35 7. 80 4. 80 

36 to 50 7.20 4.20 

Over 50 .... , 6. 00 3. 00 

Local messages, each, 2^ cents. 
No. 2 private branch exchanges — Business — Flat rates (under 3-year contracts an 
installation charge is made to cover the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Under 
1-year contracts an installation charge is made to cover the labor of making 
the installation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Contracts are not 
accepted for less than 2 trunk lines and 4 stations): 

Receiving station, with switching device, battery power, and ringing circuit — 

Equipped for 10 lines $24. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 27. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 30. 00 

First both-way trunk line 96. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 72. 00 

First outgoing trunk line 72.00 

Additional trunk lines, outgoing, each 54. 00 

Trunk Imes, incoming, each 36.00 

Stations, with switching device, each- 
Equipped for 10 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 18. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 21. 00 

No. 1 residence systems — Flat rates (an installation charge is made to cover the 
labor of making the installation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Con- 
tracts are not accepted for less than 3 stations): 

Receiving station, with switching device, battery power, ringing circuit, and 1 
both-way trunk line — 

Equipped for 10 1 incs $48. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 51. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 54. 00 

Additional trunk lines, both-way, each 24. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 lines 9. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 12. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 15. 00 

No. 2 private branch exchanges — Business — Message rates (imder 3-year contracts 
an installation charge is made to cover the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. 
Under 1-year contracts an installation charge is made to cover the labor of mak- 
ing the installation and the cost of cable in excess of 300 feet. Contracts are not 
accepted for less than 4 stations): 

Receiving station, with switching device, battery power, ringing circuit, necessary 
outgoing trinik lines, 1 incoming trunk line, and 3,000 local messages, per 
annum (on a monthly basis) — 

Equipped for 10 lines $108. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 111. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 114. 00 

Additional trunk lines, incoming, each 36.00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Equipped for 10 linos 12. 00 

Equipped for 20 lines 15. 00 

Equipped for 30 lines 18. 00 

Additional local messages, each 0. 02 

Excess exchange line mileage (mileage charges are computed on route measurements 

beyond the city limits): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $6. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. 20 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 3. 00 

Extension line mileage (mileage charges are computed on route measurements), 

extension lines, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, $6. 
Extra directory listings: 

Business or residence, each $3. 00 

Hotel, names of guests, each 6. 00 

Joint-user service: 

Flat rates, business only 18.00 

Message rates or subscribers' coin-box rates 3. 00 

Moving charges (no charge is made for moving station equipment in case the initial 
contract period has expired, provided the subscriber signs a new contract). 
Except as noted, the following charges apply: 

Moving a station to another location — 

In the same room $1.00 

In the same building 2.00 

In another building 3. 50 

SAGIIVAW, MICBI. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE MICHIGAN STATE TELE- 
PHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 24, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service (flat rates): 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


Extension station. 


Business 


$46.00 
24.00 


$36.00 
20.00 


39. 00 


Residence . 


/With bell, 9.00 
\Without bell, 6.00 





Individual and party-line short-term service.— The charge is the proportionate part 
of the annual rate for the class of service employed, plus a termination charge equal 
to 50 per cent of the rate for the unexpired portion of the contract term, maximum 
termination charge $7.50. 

Rural-line service, business or residence, $18. 



SAGllVAW, IWICH.— Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates — 
Switchboard, cord or cordless, including battery power and ringing cir- 
cuit $12. 00 

Operator's telephone 12. 00 

Tnmk lines, both-way only, each 46.00 

Stations, each — 

Main 12. 00 

E.xtension 9. 00 

Hotel— Flat rates (subscribers bear the cost of wiring) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and 1 

operator's telephone 6. 00 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 46.00 

Stations, main or extension, each 6. 00 

Hotel — Message rates (subscribers bear the cost of wiring) — 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and 1 

operator's telephone 6. 00 

Trunk lines, no additional charge. 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Local messages, each 0. 05 

No. 2 private branch exchanges: 
Flat rates — 
Trunk lines — 

Business, both-way only, each 46.00 

Residence, both-way only, each 24. 00 

Stations with switching device — 

Business 18. 00 

Residence (if subscriber pays installation charges the rate is $12) 15. 00 

E.xcess exchange line mileage (mileage charges are computed on air-line distances 
beyond the base-rate area): 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof .?3. 00 

Two-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 2. 00 

Four-party line, per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 1.00 

Extension and tie-line mileage, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measure- 
ments, $7.60. 
Extra directory listings, business or residence, $3. 
Joint-user service, business or residence, $6. 

Moving charges (if the initial contract term has not expired and subsequently, if 
the contract is not renewed for the ensuing term): 

Inside move, per main station and associated apparatus $1.00 

Outside move, per main station and associated apparatus 2.00 

No. 1 private branch e-xchange switchboard or No. 2 private branch 
exchange station '■ At cost. 

ST. chari.es, mo. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE KINLOCH LONG-DISTANCE 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT MAY 2, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
line. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 




$30.00 
18.00 


$24.00 
15.00 






$13. 20 







Extensions: 

Business stations $12. 00 

Residence stations 6.00 

ST. JOSEPH, MO. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE MISSOURI & KANSAS 
TELEPHONE CO. IN EFFECT AUG. 22, 1914. 

Individual and party-line service (flat rates): 



Business . . 

Residence. 



Individual 
line. 



$60.00 
30.00 



2-party 
line. 



$48.00 
24.00 



Incoming 

auxiliary 

line. 



$36.00 



Extension 
station. 



$12.00 

(') 



1 Desk set, $12; wall set, $7.80. Wall set without bell, $6. 

Individual and party-line short-term service. The charge is the proportionate part 
of the annual rate for the class of service employed, minimum period 1 month, 
plus a termination charge equal to $1 per month for the unexpired portion of the 
mital contract year. 
Rural-line service, business or residence, $18. 
Contracts are not accepted for less than 4 nor more than 10 subscribers on a line, 
nor for an average of less than 1 subscriber per mile of circuit. 
No. 1 private branch exchanges: 
Commercial and department store — Flat rates (contracts are not accepted for less 
than 3 stations, excluding operators' telephones)— 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power and an operator's telephone, 

capacity 3 trunks, 7 lines $24. 00 

Switchboard, cord, with battery power and an operator's telephone for 
each position, capacity 80 lines- 
Equipped for 15 lines or less 24. 00 

Additional equipment, for each group of 5 lines or less 2.40 

Trunk linos, both-way only, each CO. 00 

Stations, each — 

lto40 1200 

41 to 00 9. 00 

61 to 80 6. 00 

81 to 100 3. 60 

Over 100 3. 00 

Ringing circuit 24. 00 



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ST, JOSEPH, IWO.— Continued. 

No. 1 private branch exchanges — Continued. 
Family hotel and apartment house — Flat rates (subscribers furnish and maintain 
wiring between switchboard and stations in hotel rooms. Contracts are not 
accepted for less than 3 stations, excluding operators' telephones) — 
Switchboard, cordless, with battery power and operator's telephone, ca- 
pacity 3 trunks, 7 lines S24. 00 

Switchboard, cord, with battery power and an operator's telephone for each 
position, capacity 80 lines — 

Equipped for 15 linos or less $24. 00 

Additional equipment for each group of 5 lines or less 2. 40 

Trunk lines, both-way only, each 60.00 

Stations, each — 

ItolO 6.00 

11 to 20 5. 40 

21 to 35 4.80 

36 to 50 4. 20 

51 to 100 3. 60 

Over 100 3. 00 

Ringing circuit 24. GO 

Transient hotel— Message rates (subscribers furnish and maintain the v/iring 
between the switchboard and stations in hotel rooms )^ 
Switchboard, cord only, with battery power, ringing circuit, and an operator's 

telephone for each position, no additional charge. 
Trunk lines, both-way only, no additional charge. 
Stations, each — 

ItolO 86-00 

11 to 20 5- W 

21 to 35 4. 80 

36 to 50 4-20 

51 to 100 3. 60 

Over 100 3.00 

Local messages, each 0. 02| 

No. 2 private branch exchanges: 

Business and residence — Flat rates. (The company furnishes the interior wiring. 
An installation charge is made where excessive construction is necessary. 
Contracts are not accepted for less than 3 stations. The maximum equip- 
ment furnished consists of 10 lines) — 
Trunk lines, both-way only, each — 

Business $60. 00 

Residence 30. 00 

Stations, with switching device, each — 

Business 15. 00 

Residence 12. 00 

Stations, without switching device, each 12. 00 

Excess exchange line mileage (charges are computed on air-line distances beyond 
the city limits) : 

Individual line, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof $6. 00 

Two-party line per station, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. 20 

Extension and tie-lino mileage (charges are computed on the shortest established 

route between terminals), per quarter-mile or traction thereof, $6. 
Extra directory listings, busmess or residence, each, $3. 
Joint-user service: 

Business 812. 00 

Residence 6. 00 

Moving charges: 
Inside move — 

Same room 1. 00 

Same building 1. 50 

Outside move 2. 50 

ST. liOUIS. IWO. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE KINLOCH TELEPHONE 
CO. IN EFFECT MAY 2, 1914. 

[Exchange area includes St. Louis, Maplewood, and University City, Mo., and East 
St. Louis, lU.] 

Individual and party-line service: 





Individual 
Une. 


2-party 
line. 


4-party 
line. 


Business. 


$72.00 
48.00 


$60.00 
36.00 






$24.00 







Excess exchange-line mileage (based on air-line distance from exchange limits to 
subscriber's station): 

Ind ividual line, per quarter mile or fraction thereof $9. 00 

Two-party lino, per subscriber, per quarter-mUe or fraction thereof 6. 00 

Four-party line, per subscriber, per quarter-mile or fraction thereof 4. 00 

Private branch exchanges: 
Commercial — 

Trunks, unlimited, each 125. 00 

Trunks, limited, each 48. 00 

Switchboards, cord circuit, standard 50. 00 

Stations, each 6. 00 

Excess mileage on all outlying stations, per quarter-mile or fraction 

thereof 7. 50 

Hotels — 

Switchboards 60. 00 

Stations 3. 00 

The subscriber furnishes and pays operator. 
Intercommtmicating automatic system.— Subscriber pays cost of interior wiring. 
No operator is required. Minimum service, 1 trunk and 3 stations; maximum 
service, 2 tmnks and 8 stations. Business tranks imlimited, each $125 per aimum. 
Business stations $12 each per annum. Residence trunks, $60; stations, $9. 
Extensions: 

Business stations S18. 00 

With outside connections 24. 00 

Desk sets 6. 00 

Residence stations (desk or wall set, optional) 12. 00 

Bells (within building) — 

Standard, installation charge 8. 00 

I>oud ringing, installation charge 15. 00 

Extension arms, common battery exchanges only, 75 cents per annum, or 
installation charge, $5. Switching key, 2-pomt switch, installation, each, $5. 
Private lines; 

Mileage, each quarter-mile or fraction thereof, route measurement $9. 00 

Telephone sots, standard equipment, each 12.00 

Jacks, in connection with portable sets, installation, each 5. 00 



ST, liOUIS, MO.— Continued. 

Moving charges: 

Stations, any location, not to exceed $5. 

Changes of location of private branch exchange or intercommunicating system 

will be charged for at actual cost. 
No moving charge will be made if instrument has been in continuous service 
for 1 year or more at the present location, or when move is accompanied by 
change to a higher grade of service, providing subscriber signs new contract. 
Directory service: 

Extra listing, per line, nonsubscriber $8. 00 

E.xtra listing, per line, regular subscriber 6.00 

Boldfaced type, per lino 2. 50 

Extra listings 3.00 

ST. liOUBS, MO., AIVD EAST ST. LOUIS, ILIi. 

NET ANNUAL EXCHANGE RATES OF THE SOUTHWESTERN TELE- 
GRAPH & TELEPHONE CO. (OF MISSOURI) IN EFFECT AUG. 22, 1914. 

In the application of exchange rates, St. Louis, University City, Maplewood, and 
Welston, Mo., and East St. Louis, 111., together with the suburban municipali- 
ties of Granite City, Madison, and Venice, 111., are treated as one area. The rates 
shown below under Schedule I are available in all of tills area, whereas the rates 
shown below under Schedule II are available in all parts of the area except 
ing the cities of St. Louis, University City, Maplewood, and Welston. All 
subscribers in Granite City, Madison, and Venice are served from one central 
office in Granite City. Those stations served under Schedule I bear the designa- 
tion "Illinois," and those stations served imder Schedule II bear the designation 
"Tri-City." There is no toll charge for messages, in either direction, between 
"Illinois" subscribers and subscribers under Schedule I in St. Louis or East St. 
Louis, but there is a toll charge for messages in either direction between "Tri- 
City "subscribers and subscribers served by any other central office. Subscribers 
in University City, Maplewood, and Welston are served from St. Louis, Mo. 

Individual and party-line service: 

SCHEDTJLE I. 

This schedul